Two members of the Fierce Five were injured within seconds of each other while on the Kellogg's Tour of Champions on Sunday. Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, both members of the Olympic gold medal-winning team, fell while performing on the uneven bars.
Maroney landed badly on a dismount and was carried off by medical personnel. Raisman then mounted the same set of bars, and fell when moving from the low bar to the high bar. She banged her legs on the cement.
Raisman is bruised and scraped, but won't have to undergo any other testing. Maroney, who battled a toe injury throughout the Olympics, will undergo further testing to diagnose her left knee.
Both gymnasts tweeted their thanks to fans who flooded their Twitter timelines with good wishes.
THANK YOU so much for all the kind words & support. I'm so thankful that I am OK, just some bruising on my knees and the rest of my legs!
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) September 10, 2012
On Monday, Maroney shared a picture of her breakfast with the caption, "Not too bad for hospital food," followed by:
Thanks everyone for the love & support with all the get well wishes & prayers, it means so much to me & is making my rough day much better<3 — McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) September 10, 2012
Maroney and Raisman both walked away from London with team and individual medals. Raisman won gold on the floor exercise and bronze on the balance beam. Maroney had the best vault of the entire Olympics during the team final, but fell during the vault final and won silver. Her unimpressed face during the vault medal ceremony became well-known throughout the Olympics.
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