4/9/2019 UPDATE - Luckily for Samantha, nothing is broken. But she did dislocate both knees, and she tore multiple ligaments. She needed surgery, and she has officially retired from the sport. Click play below for more from the "Today Show".
4/8/2019 - An Auburn University gymnast's tumbling career ended on a very low note on Friday night when she reportedly broke both legs and dislocated both knees when she landed wrong during a floor routine. Samantha Cerio is a senior on the team. She was making her first pass during her floor routine at the Baton Rouge Regional when she attempted a handspring double front but fell to the mat and screamed out in pain. .
Later on Friday, Cerio posted on social media: 'After 18 years I am hanging up my grips and leaving the chalk behind. I couldn't be prouder of the person that gymnastics has made me to become. It's taught me hard work, humility, integrity, and dedication, just to name a few. It's given me challenges and road blocks that I would have never imagined that has tested who I am as a person. It may not have ended the way I had planned, but nothing ever goes as planned."
Cerio was named SEC co-scholar athlete of the year, will graduate this year with an aerospace engineering degree and is getting married in June.