The gymnastics team in Alabama was absent, as the gymnast in Auburn Samantha Cerio suffered a career end injury more than two weeks ago during the Regionals. The Crimson Tide participated in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional in Michigan while the tigers participated in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional in Louisiana. None of the programs have progressed to the last two rounds of the NCAA Championships 2019.
None of these details prevented Alabama from sending his love across the state to the Auburn family.
"What we did was, we got together and sent her a good card," UA coach said Dana Duckworth said. "I also immediately approached all the trainers in Auburn – all of them – and just sent a small one of us saying," Get well soon, Sam Cerio. – Alabama Turnstabs. "Because you set aside your rivalry at this moment and you are friends at this moment. You only know that you do not want that from anyone. "
Cerio shifted both knees and tore several ligaments in both legs, AU coach Jeff Graba divided on twitter soon after the accident. It happened at the end of a tumbling run during their ground practice routine. She was immediately contacted by dr. surgery. James Andrews it took 2.5 hours in Birmingham, and Graba said it "was an extreme success, "
Cerio is a senior and will complete his studies in aerospace engineering in Auburn. She already has a job in Seattle at Boeing as a design analysis designer, which means she will be working on rockets. She also has her wedding in June and tells NBC's "Today" shows Monday She will do everything in her power to go down the hall when the day comes.
"She's a fighter, she's a tough kid, she'll endure that, she'll come back from it, and she'll go down that aisle or she'll finally be able to walk," Duckworth said. "These are the lessons you teach your young ladies and do not take a day for granted."