Lindsey Vonn had the right idea about staying positive!
The downhill skier pursued "aggressive physical therapy" after sustaining a knee injury in mid-November, but her doctors weren't sure if her partially-torn ACL would be able to handle training. But on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the U.S. Ski Team gave Vonn clearance to partake in Wednesday's first official World Cup training session at Lake Louise.
The team plans to make a decision after Thursday's training session as to whether the Olympian, 29, will return to competition in scheduled races this Friday and Saturday.
Vonn, though, is surely pleased to be back in action at all! During a Today appearance last week, she admitted that while she was "progressing every day," she was unsure if she'd be able to hit the slopes in the next week—or in February 2014 at the Sochi Winter Olympics. "There definitely is a long ways to go there, but I'm confident it's going to be OK," she said. "At this point that's all I can do is stay positive."
The very next day, Thanksgiving, Vonn shared a picture of herself in skis, writing, "First day back on snow since my crash and it was awesome!" And despite her slight setback, Tiger Woods' girlfriend was grateful for a lot. "I'm very thankful for many things this year (family, loved ones, great fans)," she wrote, "but at this moment I'm happy to be on the mountain doing what I love—skiing!"
We're glad to see the recovery's going well!