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WOGA's Bross Hurts Knee on Vault



    WOGA's Bross Hurts Knee on Vault
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    Rebecca Bross during the Senior Women's competition on day two of the Visa Gymnastics Championships at Xcel Energy Center on August 18, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.

    Defending all-around champion Rebecca Bross made the U.S. Senior National Team even after injuring her knee during her vault landing during Saturday's Visa National Championships.

    Bross, who trains at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, was still twisting when she hit the landing mat with full force.

    She screamed out in pain and grabbed her knee as her WOGA coach, Valeri Liukin, rushed to her side and called for trainers.

    Bross' leg was wrapped in an air cast and she left the arena in a wheelchair.

    ESPN reported later than she dislocated her right kneecap.

    She was unable to finish the competition due to the injury, she finished second on floor and eighth on balance beam. She was named as one of the 11 women on the U.S. Senior National Team after Saturday's competition.

    It was Bross' first competition since having ankle surgery in November.

    Bross is the reigning world bronze medalist and is expected to be a key member of the U.S. women's team at this year's world championships in Tokyo in October. It's the main qualifier for the 2012 London Olympics.

    U.S. Senior National Team
    Rebecca Bross
    Bridgette Caquatto
    Mackenzie Caquatto
    Gabrielle Douglas
    Shawn Johnson
    McKayla Maroney
    Chellsie Memmel
    Alexandra Raisman
    Alicia Sacramone
    Sabrina Vega
    Jordyn Wieber

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