(CNN) — Lindsey Vonn's knee troubles apparently are too much to overcome in time for Sochi. Vonn, the reigning Olympic and World Cup downhill skiing champ, will not compete in next month's Winter Olympics, according to a post Tuesday on her official 

Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics due to injury. USA's Lindsey Vonn grimaces as she leaves after missing a gate while competing in the women's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d'Isere in the French Alps on December 21, 2013.

Skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn says she's had to make a "devastating" decision to skip the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi.

The skiing star announces she is skipping the Olympics due to setbacks in her recovery from knee surgery.

NBC and Lindsey Vonn's corporate sponsors such as P&G may have to rethink ad strategies with the gold medalist out of action for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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