Vonn, who has battled knee ailments over the past year, was
forced to withdraw from next month's Sochi Games in Russia to
have the operation, although she is expected to make a full
recovery in time for the 2014-15 World Cup season.
The 29-year-old four-times World Cup champion, one of the
biggest attractions in winter sport, spoke of the surgery via
her Facebook account.
"Resting with loved ones," Vonn wrote. "So thankful to have such
great people helping me. Will update more later."
Vonn reinjured her knee late last month in France. She was
competing in just her second World Cup event since tearing her
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral
ligament) in an accident last February.
Vonn also claimed a bronze medal in the Super-G event in
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles;
editing by John
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