Ashton Locklear announced on Instagram that she has just undergone a shoulder surgery.

According to her post, the American gymnast sustained a shoulder injury during last Worlds' uneven bars final. 

She wrote that the surgery was a success and that she cannot wait to start her comeback journey.

"Due to my shoulder injury in UB finals at the world championships I️ had to undergo surgery today but i’m happy to say that it was a successful one & I️ can’t wait to start this come back journey & share it with you guys 💓 wanna say thanks to @usagym and dr.bicos for taking care of me! thank you for all of the support:)... with that said here’s to the ROAD TO RECOVERY🚀 only up from here. #tokyo2020," the 19 year old gymnast wrote.

Despite having much lower difficulty than her competitors, Locklear managed to qualify to the uneven bars final at the last World championships, which was held last October in Montreal.

In the final, she committed major errors and finished last. She said in an interview that 
she had a sore shoulder that contributed to her form break.

The native American turned senior in 2014 and made the US Worlds team. She won gold with the team and finished in fourth place on the uneven bars.

She was an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympic team.

Written by Gigi Farid



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