Mackenzie Caquatto sprains ankle at selection camp
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mackenzie Caquatto has sprained her ankle at the final selection camp for the world championships team, an injury that could have big implications for the U.S. squad.
USA Gymnastics says Caquatto is responding to treatment after the injury, which occurred Monday when she landed low on a beam dismount. It's not certain whether the injury will take her out of the running for the world team, expected to be announced later Wednesday.
Caquatto is one of the best Americans on uneven bars, finishing second at last month's national championships. If she's unable to compete at worlds, it would be another setback on what is already the Americans' weakest event. Rebecca Bross, a two-time world medalist on bars, is out until next year after dislocating her kneecap at nationals.