College gymnast breaks both legs. Auburn University gymnast breaks both legs in horrific fall during competition forcing her to retire

College gymnast breaks both legs during floor routine

college gymnast breaks both legs

Quick piece of advice: You may think you want to watch the video of the Auburn gymnast leg injury that is all over social media right now. The competition was halted as trainers and medical staff tended to Cerio for almost 10 minutes. Janos Baranyai of Hungary screams in pain after dropping the weights during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition event at the University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gymnasium during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China. On Sunday night, Cerio thanked her well-wishers and shared a quick update on her health. Commentators speculated on the extent of Cerio's injuries. She landed awkwardly during the floor routine, breaking both legs and dislocating both her knees.

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Auburn University gymnast breaks both legs in NCAA competition (graphic video)

college gymnast breaks both legs

It just makes you cringe watching it on video. Theismann suffered a broken leg. The 22-year-old is expected to have surgery on Monday with Dr. Watching someone get significantly injured is always tough, but what happened at the meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will make you feel even worse. What started as a simple floor routine, something she had done time and time again throughout her career, ended in a horrific scene of pain. The senior, who was anchoring the event for the Tigers, could be seen getting last-minute advice from coaches and a pep talk from one of her teammates.

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Auburn gymnast breaks both legs while performing routine during NCAA championships

college gymnast breaks both legs

It may not have ended the way I had planned, but nothing ever goes as planned. . However, everyone was cheering for her with the hashtag stickitforsam until she recovers. The crowd of more than 10,000 people, mostly made up of supporters from one of Auburn's rivals, Louisiana State University, fell silent. However, on her blind landing,. James Andrews on her two dislocated knees and multiple torn ligaments in both knees. There were still two rotations left in the meet, and if the Tigers wanted to advance to Saturday's final, they had to stay focused and compete.

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College Gymnast Breaks Both Legs Attempting a Blind Landing

college gymnast breaks both legs

Thank you for letting me be a part of something bigger than myself. The Tigers rallied for Cerio pictured center for the rest of Friday's event, earning their second-highest overall score all season Cerio later took to her Instagram page and said that Friday had been her 'final night as a gymnast'. Upon landing, Cerio's legs buckled violently, bending unnaturally just below the knee and sending her toppling backward into the mat. Cerio's legs were encased in bulky black air casts that left only her toes visible. Ohio State defeated Miami 31-24 in double overtime to win the national championship.

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Auburn University gymnast breaks both legs during competition

college gymnast breaks both legs

As about seven people lifted Cerio off the ground and onto a waiting stretcher, the arena erupted in applause. The lights of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reflected off the gymnast's bedazzled white, navy and orange leotard. Cameron was taken away on a stretcher. Known for her solid performances on the floor exercise and her stellar skills on bars, Cerio was regarded as a role model by teammates, according to AuburnTigers. In the meantime, doctors might have her use a continuous passive motion machine. Exclamations from spectators could be heard over the pounding instrumental music being played throughout the arena. The crowd gasped as Cerio, a senior on the team, attempted a handspring double front but fell to the mat and screamed out in pain 'I think she may be hurt,' one of the competition's commentators said as doctors ran to help.

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Auburn gymnast breaks both legs while performing routine during NCAA championships

college gymnast breaks both legs

Cerio's coach, Jeff Graba, told the Times-Picayune that when Cerio was performing the trick that resulted in her injuries, she got a little too high and reached to the ground a little too early. ©, Copyright 2019 Meredith Corporation. At one point, she was surrounded by at least 12 people. Strickland says the knee houses four main ligaments and that sometimes doctors can simply sew injured ligaments back together. By Allyson Chiu The Washington Post Auburn University senior Samantha Cerio stared intently at the purple floor exercise mat before her. She received a standing ovation as she was carted off on a stretcher. And really, everything looked to go as planned.

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