A day after bowing out of the Sochi Olympics with a knee injury, Vonn opened up her heart - and the home she shares with boyfriend Tiger Woods - to a homeless dog that was hit by a car.
One day after bowing out of next month's Olympics due to a knee injury, Lindsey Vonn has adopted a homeless dog from an animal shelter near the Florida enclave she and her boyfriend, Tiger Woods, call home.
Vonn posted a picture of the mixed-breed canine on her Twitter account, saying "Leo" has a "bum knee" after getting hit by a car.
According to WPBF 25, a local ABC affiliate, Vonn showed up alone to pick up a brindle boxer mix at Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter. In a website report the station posted a picture of Vonn with her new pet.
"He has a bad knee, just like me," the 29-year-old skiing champion told the station's reporter before escorting the dog away in a Porsche.
The station's website report said Vonn spent a half hour with a veterinarian and doing paperwork to take ownership of the dog, named Leo, who broke his leg and was given up by his owner.
"She is going to take him to another orthopedic surgeon and see what can be done further for him," Vinosky said.