Alicia Sacramone, captain of the USA women's world gymnastics team, tore her achilles tendon last Thursday during training at the 2011 Worlds in Tokyo, Japan and returned to the United States on Saturday. On Monday she underwent surgery, with Dr. Robert B. Anderson, former president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and team doctor for the [COLOR=black]Carolina Panthers. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Alicia tweeted that her surgery "went well". She gave the best boyfriend award to her Denver Bronco's quarterback Brady Quinn for flying out to her after the Sunday football game to be with her for her surgery to repair her ruptured achilles tendon: "Best boyfriend award goes to @BQ9 for taking the red eye from Denver to be here for my surgery today … just another reason why I love him". [/COLOR]
Sacaramone is still hopeful to be in competition shape and ready for the 2012 London Olympics next summer. U.S. men's gymnastics team member John Orozco finished second in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships 14 months after blowing out his achilles tendon.
Alicia was still on the USA women's gymnastics team, so she received the gold medal from team USA's win on Tuesdays team final, her 10th world medal, beating the record for most world medals after Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin.
Get well soon Alicia!