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Lindsey Vonn Mending After Surgery on Right Knee

Sports Illustrated

The swelling around Lindsey Vonn's repaired right knee has gone way down a day after surgery and her spirits way up.

Back in time for the 2014 Sochi Games?

Try possibly back in time for the beginning of the World Cup season in late November.

The doctor who operated on Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return that soon.

That's the goal anyway. And it's looking more promising following the procedure by Dr. Bill Sterett on Sunday to fix Vonn's knee after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships in Schladming Austria.

Sterett examined the knee again Monday and was optimistic about what he saw: Less swelling increased range of motion and little discomfort.

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