Sarah Sjostrom To Undergo Surgery On Monday After Breaking Her Elbow

Sarah Sjostrom: Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

Sarah Sjostrom To Undergo Surgery On Monday After Breaking Her Elbow

Sarah Sjostrom‘s preparations for Tokyo have been dealt a huge blow after the triple Olympic medallist revealed she is set to have surgery on Monday for a broken elbow.

The Swede posted to social media, saying that she slipped on the ice in Stockholm on Saturday and suffered the break.

Sjostrom said she was “devastated” but inspired by athletes who have returned stronger following serious injury.

The time it takes for a broken elbow to heal varies according to the severity of the injury but often it takes around six weeks which would be mid-to-late March.

That would leave roughly four months until the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to go ahead.

Sjostrom said:

“Unfortunately I’ve got some bad news this snowy Sunday morning from Stockholm. Yesterday I slipped badly on the ice and broke my elbow when I fell on the ground.

“It’s obviously very shitty timing and I feel devastated, but at the same time I’m determined and motivated to come back stronger then ever.

“I’ve seen athletes who come back stronger after injuries and they are my big inspiration now. Surgery is scheduled tomorrow. I have an amazing support team around me, and they will help me with rehabilitation. ❤️❤️????”

There were messages of support from many around the swimming world including two-time world champion Jeanette Ottesen and double Olympic gold medallist Emily Seebohm.

Double Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini also added her voice to the chorus of support, saying:

“Noooo @sarahsjostrom ??‍♀️?? i feel bad for you ….. stay strong baby ??????♥️”

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