LOS ANGELES - Ski champion Lindsey Vonn underwent successful knee surgery, an injury that forced her to pull out of the Olympics just weeks before the US team was set to leave for Sochi. Vonn’s spokesperson Lewis Kay said the surgery was performed on Tuesday by doctor Jim Andrews and that she hoped to be back competing in February of 2015. “Lindsey Vonn underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery yesterday,” Kay said. “(Doctors) expect her to make a full recovery in time for next year’s World Championships in Vail, Colorado.” Vonn posted on her Facebook page of herself resting in bed, cradling her dog Leo’s head in her arms. “Surgery was successful!” she said. “Resting with loved ones and of course my cuddle buddy Leo. “So thankful to have such great people helping me. Will update more later.”–AFP