Thursday, September 13, 2012
McKayla Maroney has leg surgery
INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic champion McKayla Maroney has some new hardware.
Maroney had two screws inserted Thursday to repair a fracture in her left tibia, which occurred Sunday when she fell on her uneven bars dismount during the second stop of a 40-city gymnastics tour. She'll wear an immobilizer to keep the leg straight until doctors determine she's ready to resume limited walking and rebuilding range of motion.
Maroney and the rest of the Fierce Five -- Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber -- claimed the gold at this summer's London Games, the first Olympic title for the U.S. women since 1996. Maroney also won a silver on vault.