Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn recently retired from skiing, but she hasn’t yet retired from having surgery.  On Tuesday, she shared a gruesome picture of surgery on her knee.

Vonn says she completely tore the LCL in her left knee during a crash back in November.  She put off surgery until now to fill some other obligations first.

Via TMZ Sports:

Lindsey says she put off the operation until now ’cause she had some obligations to fill … and it’s pretty easy to see why she waited so long to go under the knife.

The pic of the operation is NASTY … docs cut open the side of her knee, pulled her skin apart and did everything they could to stitch her ligament back together.

Good news for Lindsey? She says despite the gnarly pic — surgery went well and she’s doing just fine

Hopefully Vonn’s life after skiing requires less surgery.  Being a swimsuit model is probably going to be a little easier on her body.

See the gruesome picture here.

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