Olympic favorite Lindsey Vonn is postponing her return to skiing while she recovers from knee surgery.
Vonn announced Wednesday that she would be skipping the season's opening race in Soelden, Austria Saturday and instead focus on the next race.
"While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek," Vonn explained. "I am confident the extra month of training will ultimately put me in the best position to have a successful season."
The skier shredded her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in February at the world championships in Schladming. Eight months later, Vonn is feeling a lot better but will delay her return until the Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 race at Beaver Creek, Co.
"My training camp in Soelden went very well and I made great progress, but I feel that I need more training before I start racing again," Vonn wrote on her website.
Vonn added that patience was not her strong suit but admitted that the Saturday race at Soelden is "not in the cards."
"By the end of the camp she was skiing super-G and GS like nothing really happened," U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser revealed to The Associated Press recently.
Vonn won a gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics and has won the World Cup championship four times. She is currently dating golfing legend Tiger Woods.
Vonn is hoping to be in peak physical condition by the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia February.
Watch the skier's crash from February below: