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Australian athlete Sally Pearson suffered an awful injury after a fall in a 100-meter hurdle race in Rome. The race in June 2015 was part of the IAAF Diamond League.

After crashing over a hurdle, her left wrist was broken and dislocated. Later it was found that a minor tear in a calf muscle caused the fall. The 28-year-old woman showed an x-ray photo and her injured wrist on Twitter. "I was terrified seeing my hand going in a different direction," she said. "I thought they would have to amputate."

The 2012 Olympic champion missed the world championships in Beijing and the rest of the 2015 season. Nevertheless, she saw a positive aspect: "I think it will be a very good mental and physical break for me leading into the Olympics next year." Her coach Craig Hilliard said as well, “she needs time to get over this”.

During surgery in Rome, a plate was inserted into her wrist but she required later another operation. "I've never broken a bone, I've never had stitches or surgery before," Sally Pearson said. "Doing all of that in one, in a different country, was very traumatic for me." She had a cast for nearly two months. Then she used a stretching splint for training the wrist. With it she could rotate her forearm outwards.