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Reigning ITU World Championship Emma Moffatt out with broken shoulder

Posted Feb 22 2010 4:50pm

Moffat Reigning Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Series champion Emma Moffatt of Australia has announced that she will sit out the Mooloolaba World Cup on March 27 due to a broken shoulder. The break occurred when Moffatt crashed her bike while descending a wet hill in the Gold Coast Hinterland of Australia two weeks ago.

I didn’t think anything was broken at the time, but a week later things weren’t improving so I had an MRI and that showed a couple of breaks in the humerus head,” Moffatt said.

The prognosis for the 25-year old is that her shoulder will heal completely without surgery, although she will be forced to take approximately six weeks off of swimming.

At this stage I have ruled out Mooloolaba and then I’ll reassess what races I’ll do when I get an update on how it’s healing,” Moffatt added. “I’d still love to race the (World Championship Series) opener in Sydney but I will just have to wait and see how my shoulder progresses and see where my fitness is at"

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