The best female shot putters in the world had to end their season under the knife. Both European Champion Christina Schwanitz and Olympic Champion Valerie Adams could announce successful surgeries.
“The doctor had a lot to do,” said Christina Schwanitz on Facebook. But the surgery on her left knee went well. The doctor is confident that everything will be alright and the healing process should be as planned.
I’m already feeling well under the circumstances. The surgery had become necessary because of persistent pain at the pateller apex and the surgery was planned in advance.
The two-time Olympic Champion Valerie Adams had surgery on her left shoulder and right elbow. The surgery took place in Auckland and had been successful, confirmed her manager Nick Cowan. The 29-year-old New Zealander, who has not lost in their last fifty-zix competitions would begin her rehabilitation program as soon as possible. The doctor did not say how long Adams will be sidelined.
Chunk of bone outta my left shoulder and cast on my right = both arms in a sling. Good times lol. Recovery Mode has started and it’s going to be long but I’m gonna be good this time and listen to docs cause I can be very impatient and stubborn lol but not this time round. Thanks so much to my physio @louisejohnson64 for just being pure amazing. Couldn’t have done this year and every other year with out you. #BestPhysio #recovermode #HosptalBed #HomeTomorrow #SucessfulSurgery #Number5 #AthleteProblems #Road2Rio
Source: leichtathletik.de by Silke Morrissey