Sacramone has surgery to repair torn Achilles
Monday, October 10, 2011
TOKYO (AP) -- Beijing Olympic captain Alicia Sacramone had surgery Monday to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
Sacramone says on Twitter that the surgery "went well." It was performed by Dr. Robert B. Anderson, a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and team doctor for the Carolina Panthers. A timetable for her recovery isn't known. U.S. men's team member John Orozco finished second in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships 14 months after blowing out his Achilles.
The London Olympics begin in less than 10 months.
Sacramone tore her Achilles last Thursday during training at worlds and returned to the United States on Saturday. The women's team final is Tuesday night.