Friday, July 18, 2008

No Olympics for Shayla Worley

The first day of the 2008 US Olympic Selection Camp is happening now, and there is some bad news. Shayla Worley injured her "right lower leg" and has dropped out of the competition. Here are the exact words from the NBCOlympics webpage.

1:20pm: Shayla Worley is not competing. She has a problem with her "right lower leg." She did warm up on beam. (Worley missed Nationals and only competed three events at the Olympic Trials this year due to a back injury.) Martha Karolyi had said last month that Worley needed to show readiness at this camp.

1:26pm: Shayla Worley just left the gym on crutches and her right leg is in a black protective boot. She was followed by her coach and doctor, as well as USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny. She's visibly upset and in tears. Worley was second in the all-around at last year's nationals and was on the gold medal winning world championships team. She competed on the uneven bars during the team final at last year's worlds. When healthy, her bars are an asset to the U.S. team.

1:30pm: Worley's leg has been bothering her, and while warming up on beam she said she heard something pop. They're taking her to a hospital for x-rays.

3:38pm: The official word is that Shayla Worley has an acute fracture of her right fibula (the smaller bone in the lower leg).

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1 comment:

Katrina said...

I feel so bad for her... I really loved Shayla