Update on Anna Pavlova’s injury
Posted November 16, 2008on:
As I already reported, Anna Pavlova injured herself this weekend at the DTB Cup during her dismount (a 2.5 twist) on the balance beam.
According to reports, Pavlova completely tore the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in her knee. (This article does not specify the diagnosis but does suggest that the German doctors had given one.) Rumor has it that the ligament was already weakened from an injury sustained seven years ago that was improperly treated. However, according to Pavlova’s official Web site, none of this is confirmed, and will only be after her return to Russia.
In an article from “All Sport” (“Весь спорт”) she said:
Right now, I am still in Germany, and will return to Moscow only on Monday. Then I will go for a check-up and it will be clear how serious the injury is. Right now I don’t have a firm diagnosis. They have stabilized my knee and I can walk, every thing is fine. Now, as for when I will be able to start training again, nothing is certain. I won’t get the full check-up until I am home.”
The article goes on to mention that Pavlova’s performance on vault in Stuttgart has guaranteed her spot at the World Cup Final in December. Of course, if the injury is truly to her ACL, that is unlikely to happen.
The new Webmaster for Pavlova’s Web site, Alan, is collecting get-well wishes, which can be sent to Webmaster@Anna-Pavlova.net.
Video of the unfortunate event: