September 3, 2013 in Sports

Vonn back on slopes, tests knee

Associated Press
 

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Lindsey Vonn returned to skiing during the weekend in Chile nearly seven months after a season-ending crash that required surgery on her right knee.

Vonn squeezed in two easy training runs on Saturday during the two-week camp with the U.S. ski team in Portillo, Chile. On Sunday, the four-time overall World Cup champion stepped up the intensity and took five more passes through the course.

Vonn shredded her ACL and MCL ligaments at the world championships in Schladming, Austria, last February. But the reigning Olympic downhill champion is well ahead of schedule with the Sochi Olympics only five months away.

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