|Australian gymnast Georgia Simpson is already on the road to mending the ankle she injured during Friday's Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Wash.
Australian gymnast Georgia Simpson is already on the road to mending the ankle she injured during Friday's Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Wash., Australian national team coach Peggy Liddick told IG on Sunday.
"Georgia is doing great," said Liddick of Simpson, who injured her left ankle on landing a full-in on floor exercise during Friday's team competition. "The injury ended up being 'just' a dislocation of the ankle joint. The CT scan revealed only a small bone flake. They removed it and reduced the ankle."
Although Simpson's injury was bloody, Liddick said it was not as serious as it looked. The 17-year-old Simpson was released from the hospital on Sunday and attended Sunday's apparatus finals.
"The blood was from the quick dislocation and stretching of the skin," Liddick said. "She needed no stitches, just butterfly bandages. There were no ligament or cartilage tears. She was lucky for sure."
Liddick said Simpson, who trains under coached Martine George and Nikolai Lapchine at Western Australia Institute of Sport in Perth, should be able to return to training soon.
"She will have two weeks in a boot on crutches, and two weeks in a walking boot," Liddick told IG. "Then she can begin some rehab and walking with no support."