Reigning ITU World Championship Emma Moffatt out with broken shoulder
Posted Feb 22 2010 4:50pm
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"