2010 US National Champion and 6-time World medalist Rebecca Bross
went down during the third rotation of the final night of competition at the Visa Championships while competing a double twisting yurchenko. She landed low and was still twisting at the landing. She was immediately taken off the competition floor and to the hospital for x-rays. Dr. Larry Nassar
stated at the time that the injury was a dislocated knee cap, but any ligament tears had not been ruled out.
Today, her agent confirmed to Amy Van Deusen of about.com
that "MRIs and x-rays have now confirmed that the rest of her leg and knee are okay; there are no tears in her ACL, MCL, or meniscus." It is just a dislocated knee cap, the same injury that Chelsea Davis incurred during floor training at the 2010 World Championships.
Rebecca Bross asked USA Gymnastics to distribute the following statement to the media on her behalf.
Rebecca Bross will undergo surgery on Aug. 25 to reset and stabilize her right kneecap, which was dislocated on Aug. 20 at the Visa Championships. She is expected to return to gymnastics in two months and to be back to 100 percent in time for the start of the 2012 competitive season. Rebecca extends her thanks and appreciation for the notes and well wishes from fans, friends and family.
Aug. 24, 2011
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Updated on May 19, 2013, 3:09am