Late last week, Vonn made the following announcement on her Facebook page: "Excited to announce that I've been cleared to ski and am heading to Europe tomorrow. I'll be back on snow on Thursday!!!"
In my opinion as a Houston podiatrist, Vonn was very smart during her recovery. She did not rush to get back on skis and, although she rested her broken ankle, she didn’t give up on workouts. In fact, Vonn posted several pictures in which she is seen doing exercises that kept the rest of her body strong without putting undue pressure on her injury.
You see, that’s the idea that I hope every injured athlete can embrace: being hurt doesn’t mean you have to stop working out, it just means you have to be smart about how you do it. When your recovery is overseen by an experienced professional, you and your doctor can come up with a plan that will keep you in performance-ready shape without putting your long-term health—or your career—in danger. If you need help coming back from a broken foot or ankle, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!