Romanian Olympian Diana Bulimar suffered a torn Achilles' tendon on Saturday and will miss the upcoming European championships in Bern.
Olympian Diana Bulimar suffered a torn Achilles' tendon and will miss the upcoming European championships, Romanian news reported Sunday.
Bulimar, 20, tore her right Achilles' tendon on Saturday while tumbling a full-in on floor. She will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Bucharest and will likely be out of competition for the rest of the year.
The news is yet another blow to the struggling Romanian women's team, which last month failed to qualify to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1968.
The Romanian team was counting on Bulimar to contribute next month at the European championships in Bern, where the women will be the two-time defending senior champions. The team already lost Larisa Iordache and Laura Jurca to injuries this year.
Bulimar, a member of Romania's bronze medal-winning team from the 2012 Olympics, has previously undergone three knee surgeries.
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