Lindsey Vonn adopts shelter dog with bum knee
The downhill skier recently withdrew from the upcoming Winter Olympics because of her own knee injury.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 04:20 PM
Just one day after Lindsey Vonn announced she was withdrawing from the Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury, the downhill skier adopted an injured shelter dog to keep her company during the Games.
The 9-month-old brindle boxer mix named Leo was hit by car as a puppy and now has a bum knee.
Vonn tweeted about the new addition to her furry family, which includes two other dogs.
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) January 8, 2014
Veterinarian Dr. Todd Vinoski told WPBF that Leo broke his leg and was given up by his owner.
Leo has already had one surgery, and Vonn plans to take him to an orthopedic surgeon to see what else can be done to repair his knee.
Vonn will also be undergoing surgery in preparation for the World Championships in Vail next February.
Last year, she tore two ligaments in her right knee and then re-tore her ACL in a November training session. She also suffered an MCL sprain during a December race.
Vonn initially met Leo the day before Christmas at the Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter, Fla., but her boyfriend, Tiger Woods, wanted to adopt a different dog.
On Wednesday Vonn returned to the shelter and said, "I won!" before finalizing Leo’s adoption.
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