“I experienced my biggest nightmare earlier this week when I hurt my knee in training. I felt a click in my knee during a split jerk and went straight to get an MRI scan. The results showed a ruptured ACL.
I am still realizing that this has actually happened and that I won’t be taking part in the 2021 CrossFit Games season. This recovery process requires imminent surgery and then months of rehabilitation. When the timeline becomes clearer I’ll share an update on what that looks like.
Im so thankful for the support I have received from my team and sponsors. Then of course from all of you who have supported me through thick and thin and have been my biggest motivation since I started in the sport. Knowing that this type of injury can be healed 100% gives me every reason to be positive and the hunger to make the strongest comeback is already there.
This is my challenge now. Challenge accepted“
Luckily, this is an injury that she’ll be able to bounce back from but her ruptured ACL will take time to heal after surgery as she explained.
The two-time CrossFit Games podium finisher suffered a knee infection last year that affected her 2020 CrossFit Games performance. As a result, she finished in 21st place and missed out on the finals.
It’s apparent that luck has not been on her side, especially since she has had to deal with other health concerns as well that have affected her performance.
This isn’t the first time Sara has had to withdraw from Games due to injury. Back in 2018, the Icelandic star was unable to compete in that year’s Games after suffering a rib injury.
Here’s the post from last year.
This injury put a damper on her progress but we wish her a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Be sure to check back for updates on the 2021 CrossFit Open currently in progress.