Doctors say Vonn could return to slopes by November

4:15 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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Lindsey Vonn photo by U.S. Presswire

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The doctor who operated on Lindsey Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return to the circuit as soon as November.

That's the goal, anyway, with Vonn being back in top form by the Sochi Games, where she will try to defend her Olympic downhill title.

Dr. Bill Sterett, a surgeon for the U.S. Ski Team, examined Vonn on Monday and was optimistic about what he saw: Less swelling around the knee and an increased range of motion a day after a procedure to repair two torn ligaments.

Vonn was hurt during a crash last week at the world championships in Schladming, Austria.

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