On Tuesday, DeWitt native Jordyn Wieber and her coach John Geddert tried to be as respectful to the other competitors in the 2012 Olympic Games as they possibly could in explaining that Wieber's individual performance was hampered by an injury to her right leg.
Via the Lansing State Journal:
"You've seen her in the past," Geddert, owner of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, said of his prize pupil. "She didn't look anything like she has looked in the past. Not because she stopped training, she just had a little bit of limitations. I'm not making excuses, folks, I don't want to get into that. It is what it is. There's some great champions out there and I don't want to draw away from their accomplishments."
According to team physician (and Michigan State team doctor) Dr. Larry Nasser, he believes that Wieber has a stress fracture in her right fibula that will require the 17-year-old to wear a walking boot for the rest of the week before returning to the United States to be properly evaluated.
The injury reportedly started bothering her during the Olympic trials back in July and forced Geddert to modify her training regimen.