The three-time World Cup overall champion won the silver medal in the downhill after shaking off the effects of a concussion but said she felt taking a couple of weeks off would benefit her in the long run.
"It's been a really difficult few weeks and at every stage, I have had 100 percent confidence in the medical advice I've been provided with," Vonn said in a written statement Monday. "I'm a competitor and I love to race, that's what makes this a really tough choice, but I do feel it's the right one."
Vonn, will miss this week's slalom and giant slalom at Garmisch and aim of the next World Cup stop on Feb. 25-27 in Sweden, which will feature her specialties, the downhill, the super-G and the super-combined. Vonn is currently the tour points leader in all three events, but trails Germany's Maria Riesch in the overall World Cup standings.
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