Lindsey Vonn with shelter dog-Twitpic-WPBFOne day after announcing she was withdrawing from the Sochi Winter Olympics because of a bum knee, Lindsey Vonn adopted a shelter dog.

When asked why she picked this dog and if she felt any special kinship with the pup she said, “He has a bum knee, just like me.”

Vonn, America’s downhill skiing sweetheart who will soon undergo surgery to repair her injured right knee, finalized the adoption of Leo, a brindle boxer mix she initially saw on the day before Christmas.

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Photo credit: Twitpic by Randy Gyllenhaal of WPBF

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!

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