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US gymnast undergoes surgery on broken legs after horrific injury

American gymnast Samantha Cerio has undergone surgery on both broken legs after sustaining a horrible, career-ending injury just two months before her wedding.

The 22-year-old was competing at a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Baton Rouge Regional event (Louisiana) on Friday, when her floor routine ended in a terrifying fall.

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Cerio who represents Auburn University was making her first tumbling pass when she failed to nail a blind landing resulting in a double leg fracture and double knee dislocation. The injury ended Cerios sporting career, with the gymnast announcing her retirement right after the accident.

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On Monday, the gymnast underwent surgery on both legs and she hopes to fully recover before her wedding in June when she will marry her fiance Trey Wood.

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