It’s never fun being injured. From baseball to ice hockey and everything in between, athletes push their bodies to the limit every single day. With so much pressure on them, it’s only normal for them to take time out here and there, especially when they have health issues or injuries.
Some injuries or health issues aren’t as severe as others, and athletes can usually still continue participating while they nurse themselves back to health. Other times, it could be career ending. As most athletes have 24-hour access to professional trainers and doctors, they normally bounce back pretty quickly.
Biles loves what she does
This is the kind of recovery Simone Biles went through. And she is a true force of nature. Even something as serious as a hospital visit didn’t stop her from doing what she does best — gymnastics!
This four-time Olympic gold medalist recently tweeted that she was rushed to the emergency room less than twenty-four hours before the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
The 21-year-old revealed that she had a kidney stone that was to blame for the last-minute hospital visit, yet she seemed to be in good spirits from the looks of her Twitter post!
Friends, family, and fans shared their good wishes
“Nothing like a late night E.R. visit less than 24 hrs before world championships. This kidney stone can wait…. doing it for my team. I’ll be gucci girls!” Simone Biles said in a tweet with a heart and fist emoji along with two photos from the hospital visit.
Simone posted the same photo of herself to Instagram. Her friends and fans posted words of support and encouragement for the Olympian.
“Sending you lots of love. You’re gonna kill it,” Biles’ former teammate Madison Kocian commented with a red heart emoji. Retired champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton also wrote with a heart emoji, “Speedy recovery girl.”
On October 12th, the USA Gymnastics announced the team for the World Championships event. In August, Simone Biles became the first woman to win five all-around titles in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, making history. And the best part is that she did it wearing a unique, teal leotard as a symbol of support for all survivors of sexual violence, especially those who were abused by former gymnastic coaches.
In January, Simone claimed that she was sexually abused by former America’s Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar. She discussed Dr. Nassar and his sentence in an interview stating, “It’s very hard for someone to go through what I’ve gone through recently and it’s very hard to talk about.” It’s clear that nothing, even a kidney stone, can stop this powerful and talented woman from achieving anything she sets her mind to. Let’s go, Simone!