Emily Seebohm Dislocates Knee Cap, Still Hoping to Be Ready for Worlds

Emily Seebohm Pan Pacs 2014
Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Emily Seebohm, the top-ranked backstroker in the world right now, dislocated her knee cap in a freak accident according to her Twitter account.

Seebohm, who already is looking at potentially moving with her coach Matt Brown to Melbourne or finding a new coach, now has to deal with a tough injury.

Seebohm claims on Twitter that she “dodged a bullet” with no major damage from the injury, but with just 10 weeks until the 2015 World Championships, she has a tough road ahead of her.

Seebohm swept the backstroke events at Australian Nationals in April, and was a heavy favorite in the backstroke events heading into the World Championships in Kazan.

Seebohm is ranked number 1 in the world in the SwimVortex rankings in the 100 meter (58.89) and 200 meter (2:06.69) backstrokes, and is second in the 50 (27.47) behind only Etiene Medeiros (27.38).

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Geno Young
8 years ago

Get well soon!!! Hoping for the best results for you!!!!

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