It all began on the 5th February when Lindsey crashed bad in Super G at the World Championships. She had a torn ACL and MCL and a lateral tibial plateau fracture. She flew back home to Vail and had her surgery on the 10th February where luckily all went well!
Lindsey with her mom, Laura and Reed after the surgery
She began to do some workout already two days after her surgery and she posted : "When you fall, get back up."
Lindsey and her sis Laura :) ©Ilana Taub
The plan at that point was that Lindsey can be back on snow in September and compete in ski races in Lake Louise or maybe also Beaver Creek! She wasn't able to do a lot at that time because she was on crutches and so it was a hard time for her!
Lindsey's knee some days after her surgery
After two weeks Lindsey had a check up with her doctor where she had an X-ray. She posted that all went well and she is making progress.
the X-ray of Lindsey's knee
On the 26th March was a huge day for Lindsey cause she was down to one crutch! In an interview with Alexandra Meissnitzer she said:"I was at the six week check up with my doctor and it looks good. Now I only have one crutch and I’m really glad about that. Hopefully tomorrow I’m without crutches. I’ve not much pain and the swelling is good. It was a bit difficult the last couple of weeks because it was very boring. I can’t do so much. I made therapy with Patrick from Red Bull. He came from Europe and was with me the last couple of weeks. But I needed a lot of help because I couldn’t do something with my hands because I always had crutches. That was really difficult for me.”
In the ORF Interview Lindsey talked about her therapy. She had two schedules on a day. Normally from 9 till 11am and a strength training for her upper body. She could do a bit rowing with the left leg but not so much endurance training. Then she had lunch and then another time therapy from 3 till 5pm and then diner.
On the 7th April Lindsey posted that her rehab is going well & that she is able to do double leg squats already!
On the 17th May Lindsey posted again about her workout and added that she is making progress :)
On the 29th May Lindsey was in Vail to see her doctor and she posted that she had a great apt with Dr Sterett in Vail & her knee is looking good!!
She also posted Vine videos about her workout in Vail :)
Around the 4th July Lindsey began her training camp in Austria she stayed for nearly 2 weeks till the 14th July. Lindsey also said in an interview with "Sport & Talk aus dem Hangar-7": " Now I’m really happy cause I can do almost everything. The first two months weren’t nice for me. I couldn’t do much. I also watched some races on TV in February and it hurted. But now I’m back and on my way to be 100 percent. I’m really happy about that.”
On the 4th August Lindsey posted another pic of her workout and on the 5th August she had a strength test which went well! She also posted that it's only 28 days till she is back on snow!