DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 27: Sara Ricciardi of Italy competes in the Women's Uneven Bar Qualification during day three of the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome on October 27, 2018 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

An Auburn gymnast named Samantha Cerio suffered a gruesome injury during a regional event where both her legs bent backwards at the knees.

WARNING:  If you can’t take those “legs aren’t meant to bend that way”-type videos…THIS IS ONE OF THEM

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Nothing broke, but she did dislocate both knees and suffer multiple torn ligaments.  She’s officially retired from the sport.


Star Auburn gymnast breaks both legs in gruesome fall

A senior gymnast from Auburn University had to be carted out in a stretcher from an NCAA gymnastics regional event on Friday after a serious leg injury during her floor routine. Samantha Cerio was making her first pass at the Baton Rouge Regional, attempting a handspring double front with a blind landing when she made the hard landing and fell to the mat.