Gymnastics Injuries Jan-Mar 2015

2:03 PM Arabian Punch Front 3 Comments

I was hesitant in continuing this injury list because it's depressing to put it simply. However, I've decided to continue (at least through this quadrennium) to see if we get any interesting data and also for the reason shared below. Thankfully, injuries have been slow in the start of 2015. Italian Iosra Abdelaziz has not competed at Serie A due to injury, status unknown. In comebacks, all the 2013 injuries are resolved! Or relatively. Chantysha Netteb competed for the first time since her ACL tear at World Championships in 2013. Sabrina Vega has been back at camp for some time now but has not officially competed. For 2014, Gabriella Douglas is back after multiple surgeries. Giorgia Campana returned on uneven bars after hurting her ankle while showing a new skill on floor exercise.

I was debating about doing this list for some time, which is why I'm only now posting it in February, when I saw this tweet. The injuries are saddening, there's no doubt about it. But there's hope. You have to remember there's always hope.

The list consists of national team members that have had some injury that keeps them out of competition. (c) indicates gymnasts that have returned to national team camp or control competition but not yet to a "public" competition.


Name (Country)InjuryReturn to Competition
Iosra Abdelaziz ITA??? (Jan)
Teal Grindle GBR??? (Mar)
Julie Croket BEL??? (Mar)
Axelle Klinckaert BEL??? (Mar)
Laura Waem BEL??? (Mar)
Yao Jinnan CHNShoulder surgery (Feb)
Ashton Locklear USAShoulder surgery (Mar)
Sabrina Vega USAShoulder surgery (Mar)
Ana Maria Ocolisan ROUElbow surgery (Feb)
Anastasia Grishina RUSKnee injury (Mar)
Gabby JuppACL tear (Mar)
Carlotta Ferlito ITAFoot injury (Feb)Mar 2015
Larisa Iordache ROUFoot injury (Mar)
Lara Mori ITAAnkle injury (Mar)
Vanessa Ferrari ITAMedical (Mar)


Name (Country)InjuryReturn to Competition
Elisa Cherino GERFractured cervical vertebrae (Mar)FB; site
Miriana Almeida MEX??? (Aug)
Sandra Collantes PER??? (Sep)
Anne Kuhm FRACollarbone (Jan)Feb 2015 (c)
Mar 2015
Kirsten Beckett RSAShoulder surgery (Aug)
Peyton Ernst USADislocated shoulder + surgery (Aug)
Ida Gustafsson SWEShoulder (Aug)
Rebecca Tunney GBRElbow (May)
Bailie Key USA jrElbow (Jul)Oct 2014 (c)
Ayelen Taribini ARGDislocated Elbow (Sep)
Madison Kocian USAWrist surgery (Nov)
Yuna Hiraiwa JPNBroken Finger (Sep)
Elisa Meneghini ITABack (Oct)Mar 2015
McKayla Maroney USAKnee surgery (Feb) + medical
Jade Barbosa BRAKnee surgery (Aug)
Diana Bulimar ROUKnee surgery (Aug)Mar 2015
Cintia Rodriguez ESPKnee surgery (Nov)
Aleeza Yu CANKnee injury (Oct)
Vanasia Bradley USA jrTorn ACL & meniscus, broken patella (Jun)
Nadine Jarosch GERTorn ACL surgery (2013)
Torn ACL surgery (Jul)
Janine Berger GERTorn ACL surgery (Aug)
Maria Paula Vargas ESPTorn ACL & partial meniscal tear (Sep)
Laura Longueville FRATorn ACL surgery (Oct)
2nd surgery (Mar)
Kristyna Palesova CZETorn ACL, meniscal tear, ligament tear (Nov)
Roxana Popa ESPTorn ACL & meniscus (Dec)
Anastasia Grishina RUSTorn meniscus & broken patella (Apr)Feb 2015
Laurie Hernandez USA jrFractured wrist (Jan)
Torn patellar tendon & dislocated kneecap (Jun)

Nov 2014 (c)
Maggie NicholsDislocated kneecap (Aug)Jan 2015 (c)
Tyesha Mattis GBR jrAnkle (Mar)Dec 2014 (c)
Mar 2015
Wendy de Jong NED jrAnkle (Jul)
Lauren Mitchell AUSAnkle (Oct)
Giulia Steingruber SUIKnee bone bruise (Mar)
Ankle ligament sprain + 2 stress fractures (Nov)
May 2014
Mar 2015
Gabriella DouglasAnkle surgery (Aug)Feb 2015
Rachel Gowey USAAnkle break (Aug)Nov 2014 (c)
Maelys Plessis FRAAnkle stress fracture (Sep)
Lexie Priessman USAAchilles tendon strain ('13)
Torn fibular ligament (Aug)
Mary-Anne Monckton AUSTorn peroneal tendon (Oct)
Evgenia Zhukova RUSTorn Achilles (Apr)
Valentine Sabatou FRATorn Achilles (Sep)
Francesca Deagostini ITAFoot injury/fracture (Jun-Aug)Feb 2015
Elisabeth Seitz GERFoot injury (Aug)
Foot surgery (Nov)
Sep 2014

Giorgia Campana ITAFoot injury (Nov)Feb 2015
Simone Biles USAShoulder (Feb)Jul 2014
Louise Vanhille FRAElbow (Mar)Nov 2014
Alyssa Baumann USAElbow (Aug)Sep 2014
Kyla Ross USABack (Jan)Mar 2014
Mariya Livchikova UKRTorn ACL (Aug)retirement
Loan His FRA jrHyperextended knee (Jun)Nov 2014
Carlotta Ferlito ITACalf strain + medical issue (Mar)Sep 2014
Sophie Scheder GERSprained ankle + 2 torn ligaments (Mar)May 2014
Maria Paseka RUSSprained ankle (Sep)Nov 2014
Ksenia Afanasyeva RUSAnkle surgery (Apr)Nov 2014
Viktoria Komova RUSAnkle surgery (Apr)Aug 2014
Maria Bondareva RUS jrSwollen ligaments in ankle (Apr)May 2014
Rebeca Andrade BRA jrToe injury (Jul)Nov 2014


Name (Country)InjuryReturn to Competition
Sabrina Vega USAShoulder surgeryNov 2014 (c)
Chantysha Netteb NEDACLFeb 2015
Katelyn Ohashi - USAShoulder surgery + BackJan 2015
Julie Croket - BELElbowAug 2014
Sarah Finnegan - USAElbow surgeryJan 2015
Enus Mariani jr - ITABack injury (May)Nov 2014
Eythora Thorsdottir - NED jrBackOct 2014
Gabby Jupp - GBRTorn ACL at Europeans; surgeryAug 2014
Kim Janas GER jrACL; surgeryOct 2014
Lisa Ecker AUTR PCL and meniscusAug 2014
Luo Peiru - CHNAchilles & fractured kneecapretirement
CĂ©line van Gerner - NEDAnkle surgerySep 2014
Adrian Gomes - BRAretirement
Koko Tsurumi - JPNAchillesNov 2014

This is a whittled down list that does not include 2013 resolved injuries from prior to July 2014. You can find the complete list here.


  1. Goodness. This is a crazy sport. But as one of my favorite quotes says, a setback is only a set up for a comeback!!! Confident we'll soon see these gymnasts back stronger than ever!

    1. That's why I decided to keep the list going. It is a setback but it's not over! Hope the come back healthy and stronger than before :)

  2. Peyton Ernst, Retired from Elite, Competition Return: January 2016