Brooke Wells suffered a bad elbow injury during Event 12 at the 2021 CrossFit Games.
During a 190lb Snatch attempt she dislocated her elbow.
Medics immediately rushed onto the floor of the Colosseum. Brooke clearly looked like she was in a great deal of pain as she was led from the competition floor.
UPDATE from Brooke Wells
Brooke posted the following on her instagram.
“It’s been a whirlwind since my elbow injury last week at the CrossFit Games. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to check on me, offer recommendations, or wish me good luck.
Immediately after the Games, I received an MRI at the hospital in Madison. The images were passed on to experts who work with other professional athletes and understand the demand competitive CrossFit requires of my body.
Although the results were not what I hoped to hear, the consistency among their feedback gives me confidence.
There is a complete tear of the muscle and ligaments on the inner side of the elbow (UCL), which caused the dislocation. A high-grade tear of the lateral collateral, and the flexer tendon was pulled of the bone. There was no fracture, or no surface damage to the joint.
Through a thorough process, my team and I have identified the doctor that who will complete reconstructive surgery (Tommy-John) to stabilize my elbow, along with tendon flexor surgery. All the doctors who reviewed my injury expect a FULL RECOVERY.
This has been a lot to process, with plenty of emotions. But above all I’m anxious and excited to finally get my elbow FIXED, so I can get back to doing what I love. I’m staying positive and love your support so much!! I’ll continue to provide updates as available.”
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