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Lindsey Vonn Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery, Cuddles With New Dog Leo

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Lindsey Vonn is on the road to recovery and has her adorable new dog Leo by her side.

The 29-year-old skier underwent surgery after announcing she will not compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

"Surgery was successful!" the athlete wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday, Jan. 15, captioning a heartwarming photo with the rescue puppy as she recuperates.

"Resting with loved ones and of course my cuddle buddy Leo," Vonn continued. "So thankful to have such great people helping me. Will update more later. Xo Lindsey."

Tiger Woods' ladylove looks serene as she lies in bed, wrapped in a bright orange blanket with her precious four-legged furry friend. Leo, who also has knee problems, is sprawled out on top of his owner and his head is nestled comfortably underneath Vonn's chin.

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The defending downhill gold medalist withdrew from the winter games on Tuesday, Jan. 7, writing on Facebook that she was "devastated" with the decision and explaining that her knee was just "too unstable to compete at this level."

"I'm having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February," she said. "On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!"

Vonn then revealed that she would not be going through this knee injury alone and shared the exciting news that she adopted a dog with similar health problems.

"Leo brightened my day-adopted him from an animal shelter. Has a bum knee bc a car hit him ," she wrote with an adorable photo of Leo posing for the camera and sticking out his tongue.

Wishing Lindsey, and Leo, a speedy recovery!

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