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MN Native Lindsey Vonn Out of Winter Olympics

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Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn is going to skip the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury and is expected to have surgery soon.

The 29-year-old won two medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, including a gold in the downhill.

She is also a four-time overall World Cup champion and the biggest name in Alpine skiing.

Vonn tore two ligaments in her right knee during a high-speed crash at the world championships last February, sidelining her for about 10 months.

She re-tore her surgically repaired ACL in a training crash in November and then sprained her MCL during a race in France last month.