A day after announcing that she would not be competing in the Winter Olympics next month because of a lingering knee injury, downhill skier Lindsey Vonn on Wednesday announced that she has adopted a rescue dog who also is recovering from a leg injury.
Vonn posted the news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, each with a different photo of "Leo," and with the hashtag #bumkneebuddies."
She explained that Leo, who is 9 months old, had been struck by a car as a puppy.
On Facebook Vonn wrote: "This definitely brightened my day–I adopted this 9 month old cutie from an animal shelter.
"He has a bad knee from being hit by a car when he was a puppy and no one wanted him... but I do!! I encourage anyone looking for an animal to adopt from a shelter and save a life! #bumkneebuddies."
On Twitter: Leo brightened my day-adopted him from an animal shelter. Has a bum knee bc a car hit him #bumkneebuddies #puppylove pic.twitter.com/ctx6NFDdzd
Instagram: "I adopted Leo today from an animal shelter and he has cheered me up so much! He was hit by a car and has a bad knee. Maybe we can do rehab together! #meantforeachother #bumkneebuddies."
Here's hoping for a swift recovery for Vonn and her furry new sweetheart. Another gold medal performance, to be sure.
–Top photo is courtesy of USSA. Second photo is via Lindsey Vonn's Facebook page
–Hat Tip to GrindTv