This Week in Milford

November 12, 2021

Injuries just happen

Filed under: gymnastics, Mimi Thorp — robmize2013 @ 9:08 pm

Well it looks like unfortunately Kianna hurt herself landing on the rubber mat. obviously bad enough that she stayed down until the trainer had a look at her. Better then trying to get up and making it worse I suppose; I dont know much about gymnastics, but it would seem that the cushioned mats go some to prevent severe knee injuries because of their softness. I’ve also seen a lot of off-balance landings that didnt result in injury and the competitor merely fell down and got up. I also remember one of them hopping on 1 leg when she realized she landed wrong ( experienced jumpers Know when they’re off-balance a tad, and immediately go into prevent-mode to prevent a twisted ankle or some other harder contact on the mat ).

The trainers statement is rather strange- usually they perform whats known as a field test where they feel the area thats been injured and determine whether all the interior parts are still functioning correctly, since they dont have access to an MRI or X-ray machine right then and there. After the preliminary diagnosis, the athlete is taken to a medical facility if the injury is severe enough, and further tests are run. Usually if the area swells up, they will wait a few days for it to calm down before performing an MRI to see the soft tissue and make a better diagnosis.

But I never heard a trainer say – This isnt good – to the athlete. The athlete wants to hear positive words and hope that the injury isnt bad so they can get back to playing as soon as possible. So the trainer will always be positive when dealing with a new injury since most of the time there are unknowns.

What I think is wrong is her shin got pushed a bit on her kneecap, aggravating her kneecap, which may later swell up. Its like if you jump and land more on one foot then the other, the one knee takes the brunt of your weight. I would put ice on it and have her rest overnight, then see how she is in the morning, then if it still hurts, to see him for further tests. But dont just say – This isnt good – out of the blue. Thats lazy training. Kianna was right to say what she said in P2.

So we’ll find out tomorrow (just like I said) how bad the injury is, and the main thing is, it had NOTHING to do with Spillers hypnosis, or her busy schedule. It just happened. Hope thats the slant the strip takes, but I’m afraid it wont be that cut and dried.


  1. P 3: Even though Mimi is saying “ I’m sorry”, she’s thinking “ thank God for small favors… I’m sick of trying to work with this fuckin head case…”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 12, 2021 @ 9:51 pm

  2. Yeah, the injury was nothing that hypnosis could have prevented. But Boyd will definitely get the blame just to continue the ridiculousness.

    Mimi doesn’t look too concerned. She’s just thinking, “Yeah, whatever. Our volleyball team lost our 5’1″ ‘star’? I think we’ll be okay.”

    Comment by MopMan — November 12, 2021 @ 10:14 pm

  3. At first I thought the fall plot would consist of Chance Macy revealing he doesn’t want to play college ball and thinks it would be both a prohibitive long shot and a waste of effort. Then I thought it would be Kianna admitting she’s a classic Type A obsessive who needs to slow down, but now i don’t know what to think beyond that Boyd Spiller needs a sharp check, which Tevin or Gil could have administered a couple of months ago. The Chief is doing his best with the drawings, but Rubin has clearly cut the engines and thrown out the sea anchor.

    Comment by vaganova — November 13, 2021 @ 8:11 am

  4. This doofus trainer reminds me of our hs trainer. If that stupid fucker came onto the field or court you got your ass up pronto if at all possible. If it wasn’t sprained or broken he did his best to try to complete it. He was known as Mac. If he reads this I hope he doesn’t take me to court. What’s the court? Oh, the people’s court. Well that’s another story. Of course, that’s an ode to Bitchn Camaro that an enchanting Twimmer posted in the not too distant past. ROCK ON!!!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 13, 2021 @ 4:37 pm

  5. The only thing dumber than that trainer is Kianna’s retort… “Trainer school?” GTFOH

    Comment by Hitorque — November 13, 2021 @ 5:51 pm

  6. Usually when you hear “This isn’t good” from a trainer, it’s something in the neighborhood of:

    1. Compound fracture requiring multiple surgeries and a year of rehab, or
    2. Athletic career over, or
    3. Walking with a cane for the rest of your life and maybe amputation.

    AND TODAY I SEE IT’S JUST A COMMON SPRAIN?! So instead of being grateful and praising God for only suffering a sprain, she wants to get all pissed off because reasons

    Comment by Hitorque — November 13, 2021 @ 6:01 pm

  7. This wouldn’t be happening if Trainer Rick Scott were alive.

    Comment by vaganova — November 13, 2021 @ 6:28 pm

  8. Yeah, Hitorque, I was going to say something similar. If it was a sprained knee, it wouldn’t have looked any different. Maybe it would have swelled (like an ankle would/), I don’t know, but I’m sure it didn’t immediately grow to double its size. Especially now they we find out she’s only out for 2 weeks. Worst trainer ever.

    Comment by MopMan — November 13, 2021 @ 6:51 pm

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