One of Great Britain’s rising stars, Gabby Jupp saw her first shot at a senior European Championships end prematurely two weeks ago following an injury sustained in the qualification round. Whilst no confirmation has been provided by British Gymnastics, the online news outlet “Hemel Today” is reporting that Jupp has sustained one of the most common injuries we hear about in elite gymnastics, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear.
She told Hemel Today:
“I kind of heard a snap but I didn’t know how bad it was,”.
“I’ve got an operation in a few weeks but I’ve been told I probably won’t be able to compete for about a year”.
Perhaps Gabby can look to fellow British Senior Daniel Keatings for advice. Keatings has bounced back from a difficult two years of injury. He also sustained an ACL tear in early 2010. Following this, he went on to help the British male team qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has most recently been crowned Men’s Pommel Horse European Champion for 2013, beating out Olympic gold and bronze medallists Berki and Whitlock to earn the title.
If you are interested, the video of her sustaining the injury can be found on YouTube but in support of the gymnast I will not link to the video. As I said, if interested, feel free to search for it yourself.