2009 world all-around silver medalist Daniel Keatings sustained a season-ending injury after returning from the European Championships (April 21-25) in Birmingham, where Great Britain placed second as a team. Keatings, who lives in Corby, England, won the gold on pommel horse.
"Dan tore his ACL a few weeks ago landing from a double Arabian, just a few days after a very successful European Championships," said his coach Paul Hall. "He was operated on last week and the surgeons said it was very straightforward and should allow him a full recovery."
Keatings, 20, trains under Hall at Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastics Club with teammate Louis Smith, who won a bronze on pommel horse at the 2008 Olympics. His absence from the 2010 world championships in Rotterdam should not affect Great Britain's chances of qualifying a full team to the 2012 Olympics in London. He should be recovered in time for the 2011 worlds in Tokyo, where the top 12 teams will move on to the 2012 Olympics.
"He is very keen to return and has his sights firmly set on London 2012," Hall told IG.
Said Keatings: "I am, of course, very disappointed to have suffered from this injury, but remain very positive about the future…."