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Steingruber: 'I Was a Very Lucky Girl'
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Swiss star Giulia Steingruber told IG that the knee injury she sustained at the recent world championships in Glasgow is healing with time and therapy.

“I have a bone bruise, the ligament inside is a little bit dragged and the capsule is slightly ripped,” said Steingruber, who injured her right knee on the landing of her second vault in the apparatus final on Oct. 31. “I was a very lucky girl because it could be worse.”

Steingruber, the 2015 European all-around champion, is undergoing rehabilitation.

“It takes three to four weeks,” she said. “I just need to go to the physio (therapist) and do some conditioning for my leg.”

Despite the injury, Steingruber said she was pleased with her performance in Glasgow, where she placed fifth in the all-around final that took place prior to the apparatus finals. The injury forced her to withdraw for the floor exercise final on Nov. 1.

“I'm really proud about my fifth place,” she told IG. “I had a fall on beam so I think it’s pretty good. I can learn from every competition, so I hope I can improve a lot for next year.”

Read in-depth coverage of the world championships in the December 2015 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions, click here.

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RachelT said:

Such a positive light
She is an amazing inspiration and someone that always sees the positives in things.
November 13, 2015
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