There's been a lot of talk and media coverage today of Jordyn Wieber's injury during the Games. Here's what John Geddert, Wieber's coach, said about it to me in the mixed zone immediately after the women's team finals:
How is she feeling, injury-wise?
"She's had a bruised heel for about a month and a half, so she's been altering her landings a little bit, and now it's probably manifested itself into a stress fracture, but we'll see."
What are your goals for her for floor finals?
"We're going to see how her leg feels. If she does a routine like she did today she should be a in the medal hunt."
Is there a possibility she might withdraw?
"Let's see how the leg is. She won't, though. It would take wild horses to keep her from competing, so I don't think that's going to happen. But I want to see how that leg is."
Wieber had a great competition in team finals and contributed three solid scores to the US' gold medal effort. She did compete in floor finals and ended up seventh, with a 14.500, after an out-of-bounds deduction and an awkward landing on her double twisting-double back mount.
Hopefully she'll be able to rest and heal now that the competition is over -- and, as I said yesterday, I hope she uses the disappointments from this Olympics as fuel to continue in the sport. I'd love to see her continue into the next quad.