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Lindsey Vonn excitedly slipped on her ski boots and took to the slopes on Thanksgiving - just nine days after reinjuring her knee in Colorado. "I went skiing today!" she posted on instagram along with a pic of herself in Vail. The 29-year-old was derailed earlier this year after seriously injuring her right knee, and there were concerns that she wouldn't be able to compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February after her latest injury. "I'm confident it's going to be okay," the 2010 Olympic gold medalist told Today's Matt Lauer on Wednesday. "Fingers crossed I can be racing next week. »

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