Lindsey Vonn cleared to train on snow


Lindsey Vonn, working out with Red Bull coach Martin Hager, is heading to Chile to ski. (Pat Graham / AP)

Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson have nothing on Lindsey Vonn.

The Olympic champion skier, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery in early February after a horrific super-G crash, has been cleared to resume training on snow. Vonn, who has targeted the Sochi Winter Olympics virtually since emerging from anesthetic, will leave Friday to train in Portillo, Chile.

Vonn said that the strength in her right leg is now only two percent less than the strength on her other leg and she hasn’t had to ice it for a month and a half. She believes, she told the Associated Press, that she’ll be ready to compete in World Cup races in December in Beaver Creek, Colo.

Her progress has been measured by photos she’s tweeted as well as images that have shown her walking with increasingly less assistance at the golf courses where her boyfriend Tiger Woods has been competing.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · August 28, 2013