Samantha Cerio became a household name in the gymnast world for all the wrong reasons after the Auburn star was in the middle of her floor exercise when she injured both legs during Friday’s NCAA Regional Semifinal meet with LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
While attempting to make a blind landing on a tumbling pass, Cerio landed badly and clutched both legs as she lay on the mat.
It was absolutely horrifying top watch.
Paramedics put air casts around both her legs and she received a standing ovation as she was carted off on a stretcher.
Cerio dislocated both knees and broke both legs, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Over the weekend, Cerio announced on Instagram that Friday was her “final night as a gymnast.”
“It was pretty tough to watch,” Auburn coach Jeff Graba told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “She’s a trooper. The last thing she said was, ‘Go help the girls.’ The girls rallied around her. They’re doing this for her right now.”