Olympic gymnastics champ Yibing suffers knee injury

July 15th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 15 (IANS) Chinese Olympic gymnastics champion Chen Yibing suffered a knee injury while training with the team in Northern Ireland.

The 27-year-old Chen, who won gold medals in the team and rings events during Beijing Olympics, sustained the injury Saturday while trying a jump during the vaulting training. He was later sent to a local hospital and team doctor believed it was meniscus damage, reports Xinhua.

“The injury in his knee is not very serious with no swelling. He was sent to the hospital and went through MRI scan. The result will come out Monday,” said Ye Zhennan, team leader of the Chinese gymnastic squad Sunday.

“It was just a small accident,” said Chen who remains optimistic after the injury. “With two weeks left before the competitions, I believe I can recover in time.”

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