Pearson Feared Arm Amputation After Hurdles Fall
100m hurdles Olympic champion Sally Pearson has officially ended her 2015 season after what doctors described as a “bone explosion” in her wrist. The injury occurred during the Rome diamond league race (video below) which saw two other non-finishers, but Pearson came off the worst.
Speaking about the traumatic experience Pearson said “I was terrified seeing my hand going in a different direction, I thought they would have to amputate.” Pearson went under the knife in Italy and will have to have further surgery again this week.
“But I do put things into perspective and think I am very lucky with what happened. If it had been the ankle, it would be a completely different story right now and I’d be telling you something different.”
Real image and x-ray before surgery pic.twitter.com/PZf2orhrHX
— Sally Pearson OAM (@sallyp100h) June 15, 2015