Update: McKayla Maroney has been diagnosed with a fractured left tibia, USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday.
World and Olympic champions McKayla Maroney and Alexandra Raisman suffered back-to-back injuries Sunday night while performing at a gymnastics show in Ontario, Calif.
McKayla Maroney (U.S.)
Maroney and Raisman were injured while performing on the same set of uneven bars during the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions at only its second stop. Raisman suffered bruised knees while Maroney underwent further testing, USA Gymnastics announced Monday.
"Raisman, who was examined at the arena by the physician for the performance, has bruised knees," USAG said in a statement. "She will follow an icing and additional treatment regimen with continued assessment by the medical staff, but does not require any further testing at this time.
"Maroney is undergoing medical evaluations and tests today to determine the extent of her injury to her left knee. A further update will be provided once Maroney's injury is diagnosed and confirmed."
Maroney was performing first, mounting with a Maloney to the high bar followed by a back uprise, front giant pirouette and giant full. She dismounted with a layout flyaway and landed on her feet before stumbling backward and grabbing her knee.
Raisman, set to perform next, comforted Maroney until medical staff arrived and carried the injured gymnast out of the spotlight. Raisman threw her own Maloney but peeled backward, landing on her knees off the mats.
Both gymnasts were stars at the 2012 Olympic Games, helping the U.S. win the team title. Maroney, the 2011 world champion on vault, added the silver medal on her specialty. Raisman won the bronze medal on balance beam and gold medal on floor exercise.
The 40-city Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicked off Saturday in San Jose and goes through November.
International Gymnast Magazine Related Features: 2012 Olympic Games special issue (September 2012)
"It's Showtime" – Maroney profile (May 2011)
"Young Reliable" – Raisman profile (April 2011)
Maroney on cover (September 2010)
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