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Lindsey Vonn’s doctor optimistic about recovery

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Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is recovering after knee surgery Sunday to repair her right ACL and MCL and a fractured lateral tibial plateau, all of which all injured during a fall in Austria last Tuesday. And while her doctor, U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, said it was too early for a specific prognosis, he was optimistic about Vonn’s recovery.

“The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Modern surgical techniques combined with aggressive rehabilitation will help Lindsey make a full recovery. She will do everything in her power to return as quickly as possible to competitive skiing.”

Vonn’s surgery took place exactly one year before the women’s alpine events start in Sochi next February, and aims to be back on the slopes in championship form well before the Games roll around.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky big winners at Team USA Awards

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Swimmers Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Olympic Games at the Team USA Awards, which took place Wednesday evening at Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena in Washington, D.C.

Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, claimed six medals in Rio to increase his Olympic medal total to 28.

Ledecky broke two world records on her way to winning four golds and one silver in Rio.

Other winners included:

Team of the Olympic Games: Final Five (women’s gymnastics)

Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games: Tatyana McFadden (track and field)

Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games: Brad Snyder (swimming)

Team of the Paralympic Games: Women’s sitting volleyball

The show will air on NBCSN on Oct. 4 from 10-11 p.m. ET.

MORE: Best photos from red carpet of the Team USA Awards

Best photos from red carpet of the Team USA Awards

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Swimmers Allison Schmitt and Elizabeth Beisel hosted the Team USA Awards Red Carpet Show live on Facebook from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

The show will air on NBCSN on Oct. 4 from 10-11 p.m. ET.

In the meantime, here are photos from the red carpet:

400 free gold medalists 🏅 #teamusaindc @usaswimming @kledecky

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