Auburn University gymnast appears to break both legs while performing in competition

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AUBURN, Ala. — A star senior gymnast from Auburn University had to be carted out of a regional gymnastics event Friday on a stretcher after appearing to  break both her legs during her floor routine.

According to New York Daily News, Samantha Cerio was competing in the Baton Rouge Regional.

She had attempted a handspring double front with a blind landing when she reportedly “reached for the ground too early.” She then hit the mat.

Video footage shows Cerio screaming in agony and clutching both her legs after the accident.

Auburn was able to advance despite Cerio’s injury, but was eliminated Saturday in the Regional Final.

Cerio is an aerospace engineering major expecting to graduate in May.  After graduation she will work for Boeing in Seattle.

On Monday, her coach gave an update that Samantha suffered two dislocated knees with multiple torn ligaments in both knees. She was expected to undergo surgery in the afternoon.

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