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Lindsey Vonn to skip season opener

Updated: October 23, 2013, 9:32 AM ET
Associated Press

Still recovering from right knee surgery, Lindsey Vonn has decided to skip Saturday's World Cup season-opening race in Austria, preferring to return next month.

Vonn has been training on the glacier in Soelden for the last week and made her decision Wednesday.

She'll return at the races in Beaver Creek, Colo., from Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

"While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek," Vonn said. "I am confident ...

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