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Vonn putting off knee surgery in hope of comeback

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Lindsey Vonn is delaying further surgery on her right knee for as long as possible in hopes of skiing at the Sochi Olympics.

Vonn partially tore one of her reconstructed knee ligaments during a crash in training two weeks ago at Copper Mountain. She is seeing if she can ski without another operation because that would all but end any chance of defending her Olympic downhill title in February.

Vonn says she likely would be proceeding in the same way even if this weren’t an Olympic season.

‘‘I probably would’ve done what I’m doing right now, test it out,’’ Vonn said after a training session at Vail on Sunday. ‘‘If I felt like it was possible to keep skiing, I probably would’ve. Either way, at the end of the season, I have to reconstruct the ACL.’’

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