Johnson had surgery last week to repair the tear, and will be in a knee brace for six weeks. She says in the blog, "The one thing that scared me the most when this happened was that possibly I could not return to gymnastics even if I wanted to. Up until now, I've always had that option, so I've always been comfortable. The thought that option might be gone killed me!"
Luckily, the injury wasn't serious enough that gymnastics is out of the question for her, but Johnson hasn't announced a decision as to whether she will return to gymnastics competitively. She says in her blog entry, "I'm not committing to a comeback of any sort, but i have set up with [former coach Liang] Chow that gymnastics will definitely be a part of my recovery. It's a great way to get back in shape and to start figuring things out, along with rehabbing my knee."
(Pictured: Shawn Johnson at the '08 Olympic Trials; © Al Bello / Getty Images)