Confirmed ACL tear #2 for Gabby Jupp


Due to her absence from the English Championships this weekend, rumours began to circulate that Gabby Jupp had torn her ACL. Tonight Gabby’s coach Steven Price confirmed the bad news via Twitter.

This is terrible news.

17 year old Gabby sustained her first ACL injury on her left leg back in 2013 during qualification at the European Championships. Prior to the 2014 World Championships she told Full Twist contributor Anna Rose Johnson in part 4 of her Elite and NCAA gymnast training updates:

“I am excited to see all my hard work over the past 16 months finally pay off. It feels like ages since I got my injury so I’m just so excited to be back out there. I have a couple of new skills on bars which I’m hoping will become more consistent and I have had to change my beam routine slightly to suit my knee. The plan is to just get back out there competing and then work on new skills for the following year.”

Following her return to competition at the 2014 British Team Championships, Gabby was selected for the Championships, competing on Bars, Beam and Floor at the World Championships helping the British women’s team to place 6th, having qualified in 4th place.

Unfortunately ACL tears are all too common in gymnastics. We spoke to British Physiotherapist Dominick Dentry in 2013 who spoke in depth about ACL injuries and why it is such a common injury in gymnastics. Click here to read more.

We wish Gabby every success on her road to  recovery, she made a fantastic comeback before, fingers crossed she can do it again. Thanks to Steven for confirming the news.

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