Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sacramone & Raisman Injured in Tokyo: Updates

8:13: Tweeters are reporting that Sacramone has suffered a ruptured achilles, though USA Gymnastics has yet to release a statement; it is important to note that because she is still on the roster, she would receive a medal in that case that team USA wins one without her
6:10: USA Gymnastics released the following statement: "Sacramone injured her Achilles tendon earlier today while tumbling on floor exercise during training.  The results of her diagnostic tests, which were taken at a local hospital, have been sent to Sacramone’s physician back in the States for evaluation, which will dictate the next steps.  An update will be provided once a final diagnosis is made."
6:00: Gymnastike reports that Sacramone is out with an achilles injury and will not compete. The finalized US lineup for qualification is as follows:

vault – Vega, Douglas, Raisman, Wieber, Maroney; uneven bars – Raisman, Maroney, Vega, Wieber, Douglas; balance beam – Maroney, Vega, Raisman, Wieber, Douglas; and floor exercise – Douglas, Vega, Wieber, Maroney, Raisman.

1:10: International Gymnast Magazine reports that their facebook fans are campaigning for change, alluding to Martha Karolyi's reign as National Team Coordinator
1:05: Gymnastics Examiner via twitter proposes the following lineup for qualifying in the event that Sacramone cannot compete:

Vault: Wieber, Maroney, Douglas, Raisman, Vega 
Bars: Wieber, Douglas, Li, Maoney, Vega/Raisman
Beam: Wieber, Vega, Douglas, Maroney, Raisman
Floor: Wieber, Maroney, Raisman, Vega, Douglas

1:00: Rumors fly around the twitter-sphere Shawn Johnson (the non-traveling alternate) may or may not be called to Tokyo
12:50: Nancy Armour reports that Raisman is fine and merely landed short on beam; she returned to bars training shortly
12:45: USA Gymnastics tweets that "Sacramone is being evaluated"
12:10: AP reports that Alicia Sacramone's injury is being evaluated; no mention of Raisman
12:00 am EST: We learn that both Ali Raisman & Alicia Sacramone were injured during practice in Tokyo

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