two more NCAA Achilles injuries

The Utes won the meet with a 196.65, followed by Boise State (195.85), BYU (194.55) and SUU (192.025) in front of 14,910 at the Huntsman Center.

Kassandra-Lopez-29-cutoutThe night got off to a bad start when standout Kassandra Lopez tore her Achilles tendon during warmups. …

The Utes compared the situation to last year when standout Corrie Lothrop suffered the same injury early in the season.

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It looks like Kassandra is out for the season.

At the Alabama meet, coach Patterson said that Kayla Williams injured her Achilles’ tendon in warm-ups.

What percentage of NCAA women injure their Achilles? :-(

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#1 two more NCAA Achilles injuries | Gymnastics News Network. on 01.13.14 at 8:03 am

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#2 Sylvester on 01.14.14 at 1:10 am

I would think these girls have had minor tears before during a long career. Now they are heavier there is more force & the levy is gonna break.

#3 Jacob on 01.14.14 at 7:21 am

It seems like 2 or 3 girls tear it each year. It’s interesting because in elite you see a lot of ACL tears and not so much achillies, but in college it is the opposite. I wonder why??

#4 Clinton on 01.14.14 at 2:35 pm

When you consider that there must be over 1000 NCAA WAG, 2 or 3 per year is actually a pretty low injury rate.

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