Raisman, Maroney Injured Before SD Show

Gymnast has fractured tibia from fall during tour

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 3:35 PM PDT
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Golden Athletes of the London 2012 Games

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U.S. gymnasts, top left to right, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium, next to Romania's Sandra Raluca Izbasa, right, and Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva, left, during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. Team U.S. won the gold. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Add a fractured tibia to Olympic champion McKayla Maroney's injuries this summer.

Maroney fractured her left tibia Sunday when she fell on her uneven bars dismount during the second stop of a 40-city gymnastics tour. USA Gymnastics said Tuesday that her leg is in a brace, and she and her family are consulting with doctors on treatment. It's not certain when she'll return to the tour.

Aly Raisman, who bruised her knees in a separate fall off bars, is expected to return this weekend. The tour resumes Thursday in San Diego, but Raisman and Maroney will not be participating that day.

It's been a rough few months for Maroney. She missed the second day of the U.S. championships in June because of a concussion and a nasal fracture, and competed in London despite a break in her right big toe.
 

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