Lindsey Vonn undergoes successful surgery

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Lindsey Vonn speaks at a press conference following team training at Vail, Colo., on Nov. 8. (Photo: Paul Bussi, USA TODAY Sports)



(USA TODAY) -- Lindsey Vonn says she had successful surgery on her right knee, posting a photo of herself snuggling with her adopted dog, Leo, on her Twitter and Facebook pages Wednesday.

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

Leo, too, has a bum knee after being hit by a car when he was a puppy. She adopted the 9-month-old dog last week.

Vonn announced on Jan. 7 that she would not compete at the upcoming Olympics because of the MCL sprain, coupled with the torn ACL. She is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2014-15 World Cup season.

Vonn reinjured her right knee on Dec. 21 in Val d' Isere, France, her second World Cup stop since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her knee last February and then partially tearing the same ACL in November.

The 29-year-old 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.

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