injuries at LSU

Good article.

LSU junior Lexie Priessman has had eight surgeries and may require another on her shoulder in the offseason. …

McKenna Kelley is sitting out her junior season after suffering an Achilles tendon tear in November. …

Gnat, now LSU’s student assistant coach, considers herself lucky. She said she has never had a stitch, surgery or been under anesthesia. …

Gymnasts passionately ‘push through’ sport despite high rate of injuries, which LSU is trying to curb

Ashleigh Gnat

One study:

Female gymnasts more commonly suffered major injuries compared with men, and more commonly underwent surgery after injury (24.4% of female injuries required surgery vs 9.2% in males).

The anatomic region most often injured in men was the hand and wrist (24%). The anatomic region most often injured in women was the foot and ankle (39%). Overall, injury rates were highest in freshman-eligible athletes.

Evaluation of Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics InjuriesA 10-Year Observational Study (2015)

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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