The Gymnastics Examiner is reporting that 2010 World All Around Champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia will make her comeback to competition on bars and beam at this weekend's Stuttgart World Cup.
Mustafina tore her ACL tendon while performing her 2.5 twisting yurchenko during the 2011 European Championships in April. Only seven months have passed and she has been cleared for competition by Dr. Michael Strobel, the Munich surgeon who performed her surgery.
Before European Championships, the most recent major competition for Mustafina was the March 2011 American Cup where she was upset by soon-to-be World all around Champion Jordyn Wieber.
Check out Mustafina's uneven bar routine from prelims at the 2011 European Championships:
While I am excited to see what possible upgrades she may have added to this already amazing bar routine, I am worried that this comeback is premature with the 2012 Olympic Games less than a year away. What do you think, is too soon for Mustafina to return to competition?
Updated on May 18, 2013, 11:56pm