By now I think most of us have seen American gymnast Sam Cerio break both of her legs….brutally.
Now Cero is saying it was “my final night as a gymnast.”
Cerio issued a statement saying, “After 18 years I am hanging up my grips and leaving the chalk behind.”
“It may not have ended the way I had planned, but nothing ever goes as planned.”
“Thank you Auburn family for giving me a home and a chance to continue doing the sport that will always be my first love. I am honored to have had the privilege to represent the navy and orange AU for the past 4 years with my team by my side. Thank you for letting me share my passion with you. Thank you for letting me be a part of something bigger than myself.”
“Sam’s surgery lasted two and a half hours and was an extreme success.
We know the road for full healing is going to be a long and difficult one, but we are confident that she’ll be able to make a complete recovery.”
— Coach Jeff Graba (@CoachJeffGraba) April 9, 2019
It’s great to see the outpouring of support for this young lady. Even Charles Barkley jumped in to show some love.
— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) April 9, 2019
The North Carolina native is set to graduate Auburn in May with an aerospace engineering degree, and already has a job lined up at Boeing in Seattle.
We hope her all the best and a speedy recovery … and also, DON’T WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU CAN’T STAND GRUESOME IMAGERY!!!