Olympic champion downhill skier
Vonn crashed last Feb. 5 during the world championships and tore the anterio cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her right knee while also sustaining a fractured tibial plateau.
Vonn, who vowed at the time she would be back in time for the
"I've crashed a lot in my career and I'm just getting back up as fast as I can," Vonn said in a statement. "Unfortunately it's taken me seven months to get back up this time but I was really excited to get back out there. It feels like the right time and my body feels ready. I can't tell which knee is injured -- that's a good sign. I usually go from zero to a hundred. I'm not good in between so this is going to be a challenge."
Vonn won the Olympic downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games and is a four-time
Vonn hopes to return to the World Cup circuit during a three-day event at Beaver Creek, Colo., in late November.