Photo by, Mich Gunn
Lindsey Vonn has undergone ACL reconstruction surgery for the second time in less than a year. Her first operation to fix a torn anterior cruciate ligament was last February. This operation, to repair the same ACL, was carried out on Tuesday by Dr. Jim Andrews.
A statement issued by her publicist Lewis Kay on Wednesday, said, “Lindsey Vonn underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery yesterday. Dr. Jim Andrews performed the procedure and expects her to make a full recovery in time for next year’s World Championships in Vail, Colorado.”
Vonn is the most successful female Alpine skier in American history with 17 World Cup titles, including a record six consecutive downhill titles and four overall crowns. She holds 59 World Cup victories, currently three short of tying the women’s all-time record of 62 held by Austrian Annemarie Moser Proell.