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Lindsey Vonn attended an event in New York City without a knee brace or boyfriend Tiger Woods this week, but reassured fans that her relationship was intact.
The Olympic skier and Woods recently went public with their romance, but the pair is rarely spotted out together.
Thursday night, Vonn attended the annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala in NYC when she answered questions about the whereabouts of her boyfriend.
"He's practicing," the athlete simply replied, according to E! News.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has been recovering from two torn ligaments in her right knee following a violent ski crash in February.
"I'm still in rehab, things are going really well," said the pro skier while at the NYC event, according to E! "I just dumped the [knee] brace. This is my first trip without it, so I'm really excited. But, unfortunately my doctor wants me to ski with it for awhile, so still gonna be difficult."
Despite her injuries, Vonn traveled to Augusta, Ga. during last month's Masters tournament to support her golf pro boyfriend.
"[Its] very different from a ski race," she athlete grinningly added of the Masters.
The Masters outing was a rare public venture for Vonn and Woods, who announced their relationship via Facebook earlier this year. According to Woods, the pair had been dating for "the last few months" when they went public.
"Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating," the world-renowned golfer posted. "We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."
Alternately, taking to her own Facebook page with the dating news, Vonn added that she would not "plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between my family and close friends."
"Thank you for understanding and your continued support! Xo LV," she added.