Injury Updates

Keep track of your favorite gymnasts and when they’ll be back on the competition floor. Feel free to submit any updates you may have to our email.

Long Term | Short Term | Unknown | Retirement/Left Team

Long Term

Suffered season-ending injury, injury that requires major surgery or other debilitating injury that will take gymnast out of competition or training for a long period of time.

Alaska

  • Louisa Marie Knapp: ACL and double elbow surgery (12/23) (skills on tumble track 5/24 and training bars on multiple occasions over the summer)
  • Morgan Ross: ACL and MCL (1/18)

Arizona

Arkansas

Bowling Green

  • Taylor Worthington: Achilles (surgery 12/20)

Brockport State

  • Gina Ferdinandi: ACL (via Instagram 2/4)
  • Jamie Kogut: ACL (surgery 12/29)

BYU

  • Mackenzie Douglas: Ruptured Achilles mid-February

California

  • Victoria Salem: Heavy knee brace, ACL

Central Michigan

Florida

  • Sierra Alexander: Achilles (1/31)
  • Amanda Cheney: Knee injury as of 12/7, out two months

Hamline

  • Jada DeBoer: Achilles (via Instagram 2/7)

Iowa State

  • Sydney Converse: Torn Achilles (surgery 12/2/2017)
  • Makayla Maxwell: Torn Achilles (surgery 9/1)

Lindenwood

LSU

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

  • Casey Betts: ACL surgery (2/7) (training bars and basics on rod floor)
  • Ona Loper: Achilles (3/3) (training bars)

Missouri

Northern Illinois

Rhode Island College

  • Kyndel Yett: Torn Achilles (via Instagram 2/5)

Sacramento State

Springfield College

  • Sara King: Unknown injury, out for season (1/19 via Instagram)

Stanford

  • Grace Garcia: Ankle surgery (seen in recent Stanford bars clips and learning a floor routine)
  • Aleeza Yu: Back issues

Towson

  • Emerson Hurst: labrum surgery (6/14 via Instagram)

UCLA

  • Rechelle Dennis: Torn Achilles (via 10/1 UCLA Snapchat)

UIC

  • Rylie Johnstone: Ankle Surgery
  • Ashley Albrecht: Surgery to remove damaged bone in her leg/ankle (via Instagram Story, 6/20/18)

Utah

  • Macey Roberts: Several surgeries (torn labrurm, torn ankle ligament, cartilage damage) (5/2/18)

Utah State

  • Logan Nugent: wheeling around on one-legged scooter, foot in boot (via 11/28 USU Snapchat)

Washington

  • Geneva Thompson: Achilles 12/2017

West Virginia

William & Mary

Winona State

  • Hannah Norman: ACL 
  • Katie Pipp: ACL

Short Term

Minor injury that should only keep gymnast out of competition or training for a few weeks.

Denver

  • Alexis Vasquez: hand in cast (Instagram, 8/2); not in cast as of 9/4

UCLA

Washington

  • Kristyn Hoffa: wrist surgery (Twitter, 5/9)
    • Wrist still in cast/brace as of 8/3

Unknown

Gymnast seen with unknown, unconfirmed injury and/or is out for an unknown period of time.

Arizona State

  • Mekayla Jones: Seen on crutches at Jan. 6 competition
  • Katelyn Lentz: seen on crutches and ankle heavily wrapped at 2/17 meet (tumbling in an August insta story)
  • Justine Callis: left ankle sprain (via Instagram Story 8/6)

Arkansas

Bowling Green

  • Randi Morris: unknown surgery

BYU

  • Melanie Lockhart: Knee brace
  • Lauren Love: Foot in a boot (via Instagram 1/22)

Denver

  • Courtney Loper: has been MIA in training updates, potentially a knee brace, but seen walking; seen training in 2/19 Instagram story; exhibitioned on beam near end of 2018 season

Eastern Michigan

Florida

Illinois

  • Brittany Jones: unknown lower leg cast (via Instagram story 4/13)
  • Mallory Mizuki: in a boot (via private Instagram 5/28)
  • Rachael Donovan: unknown wrist surgery (via private instagram)

Iowa

Kent State

  • Abby Fletcher: In a boot (via private Instagram 5/31)

Kentucky

  • Mack Harman: Knee brace and crutches as of 12/10 (via Kentucky Instagram Live)

Lindenwood

  • Nicole Baars: In a boot (but also not in a boot in a recent post so, unknown)

Maryland

  • Deanna Magro: Unknown lower leg surgery (via Instagram 4/25)
  • Sabriyya Rouse: Surgery
  • Amanda Bertorello: Unknown knee surgery (via Instagram Story 7/5/18)

Michigan State

  • Anna Gamelo: Injured and restricted to conditioning (via Mike Rowe podcast 12/8)
  • Madison McHale: Foot in boot; training bars as of 1/22
  • Roya Shirley: Unknown, pulled from lineups week seven
  • Michelina Luppinetti: Shoulder surgery (Instagram Story 7/11/18)

Minnesota

  • Paige Williams: Toe surgery (via Instagram story 5/30/18)

NC State

  • Olivia Hunter: Foot in boot (via Instagram 1/15)
  • Alexis Beucler: Arm in sling (via Instagram 9/5)

Nebraska

  • Megan Schweihofer: arm/elbow surgery (via Instagram Story 5/8)
  • Kynsee Roby: foot in boot (via Instagram Story 6/12)
  • Anika Dujakovich: Unknown surgery (via Instagram Story 8/27)

Ohio State

  • Danica Abanto: Seen on crutches (via Jan. 13 competition – seen in knee brace via Feb. 7 Instagram post)

Oregon State

  • Lena Greene: unknown (via Instagram Story 7/5)

Pittsburgh

Rutgers

Sacramento State

Southern Utah

  • Morgan Alfaro: Seen injured at UW meet (3/3)
  • Megan McBride: Injured vaulting (3/3)

Towson

  • Olivia Lubarsky: Seen on scooter at Jan. 26 competition

UCLA

  • Stella Savvidou: Thumb/hand brace (UCLA Snapchat 12/27 – not putting weight on it, one armed tumbling)

UIC

UW- Oshkosh

West Virginia

  • Kendra Combs: seen in full-length knee brace
  • Rachel Hornung: foot in boot

William & Mary

  • Lauren Winkler: Surgery (12/27)

Winona State

  • Samia Taylor: In boot (via Instagram 1/16)

Retirement/Left Team

Gymnast, who was on the roster the previous season, has announced retirement or has been removed from the roster.

Air Force

  • Brooke Bruder: no longer on roster
  • Lynne Jad: no longer on roster

Arizona

Arizona State

  • Averie Brook: no longer on roster

Arkansas

  • Lakin Legereit: no longer on roster
  • Ellie Wylie: no longer on roster
  • Kirby Rathjen: no longer on roster

Auburn

  • Telah Black: no longer on roster

Ball State

  • Madison Howell: no longer on roster
  • Tia Kiaku: transfer to Alabama
  • Deni Roller: Medical Retirement

Georgia

  • Ashley Foss: medical retirement
  • Madison McPherson: medical retirement
  • Jordyn Pedersen: no longer on roster

Illinois

LSU

  • Gracen Standley: no longer on roster

Michigan State:

Missouri

  • Alyssa Johnson: no longer on roster

SEMO

  • Kendall Rumford: medical retirement

Washington

  • Haley Roy: no longer on roster
  • Hannah Willmarth: Transfer to Michigan

Updated September 4, 2018.