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Lindsey Vonn Adopts a 'Rehab Buddy'
The popular skier finds a pup also recovering from a leg injury

There's nothing like a fuzzy puppy to cuddle up with when you're sick or an energetic dog to get you outside when you're depressed. After succumbing to a knee injury just weeks before the Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn has discovered the joys of rescuing a pup in need.

The day after withdrawing from the Sochi games, the popular skier visited the Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter, Florida to bring home Leo, a brindle Boxer mix with a shattered leg. While Lindsey's injury resulted in a missed Olympics, Leo's injury led him to be abandoned at the shelter. Both Lindsey and Leo will require surgery and rehabilitation to get back to full health.

Last week Lindsey posted on Instagram, “I adopted Leo today from an animal shelter and he has cheered me up so much! He was hit by a car and has a bad knee. Maybe we can do rehab together! #meantforeachother #bumkneebuddies.”

What a perfect pair. I'm so glad that they found each other!

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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