After Undergoing the Knife for 10th Time, Lindsey Vonn Takes Another Route to Recovery

Published 09/20/2023, 3:36 PM EDT

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Lindsey Vonn is a name inseparable from skiing and adventure. Whether conquering slopes, dazzling in collaborations, or gracing fashion shows, her journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, it’s been far from a smooth ride. Since the early days of her skiing career, Vonn has navigated numerous hurdles, with surgeries being the most formidable.

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A recent shockwave was sent through the sports world when she announced her 10th knee surgery, right before going under the knife. The surgery was successful, but the scars and marks it left are a testament to her resilience. However, her recent Instagram story, where she gracefully carves through waves, has thrust her into the spotlight in both the surfing and skiing communities.

Lindsey Vonn rides the wave of new adventure

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For Vonn, challenges are merely a stepping stone to new adventures. In a daring twist, she has embarked on a surfing journey. On September 19th, Lindsey Vonn took to her Instagram handle to share a captivating story. She was on a boat with friends, and one particular snippet stole the limelight.

The video showcased the radiant Vonn and the endless expanse of the ocean. Her caption, “TODAY SURF SESH WITH,” followed by tags of her friends, @redbullus, @miaminatique, and @thomasfriess, painted a picture of adventure and camaraderie. This glimpse into her newfound passion for surfing reveals Vonn’s unyielding spirit in embracing the unknown. However, apart from her adventurous day, the skiing legend had undergone her next surgery. Right now Vonn’s fans have also taken to stride that her life now revolves around injuries, scars, and surgery.

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What was skiing queen’s 10th surgery about?

Lindsey Vonn shared the 10th surgery for the knee with friends on  July 25th,  2023 when she shared a candid update. For the first time, she hinted at her impending 10th surgery. In a heartwarming picture, Vonn spent quality time with her adorable dog, offering a glimpse into a cheerful day before her surgery.

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While she didn’t delve into specifics, her post conveyed a sense of optimism and resilience. She added, “That’s my dog Had to get in a fun day before my surgery. Will post more soon”. 

Days later, she confirmed the surgery’s success. What followed was an intimate chronicle of her post-surgery experience, shared through Instagram posts and stories. Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support, Vonn explained that the surgery aimed to alleviate her pain.

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Despite the challenges, her love for skiing remained undiminished, and she was determined to overcome setbacks. She navigates surgeries and scars with grace, and now, she’s taken to riding the waves, proving that setbacks are but opportunities for new adventures.

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Harshita Chawla

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Harshita Chawla is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having contributed to college magazine as a sports writer, she comes with a staunch knowledge in content creation for the sports industry. Along with this, Harshita is a huge fan of Gymnastics queen Simone Biles and has a penchant for writing about her favorite athlete.
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Brandon Gabriel

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