This might be the worst sports injury of all-time.
Auburn gymnast Samantha Cerio was simply making her first pass at the Baton Rouge Regional, attempting a handspring double front with a blind landing, something she had done hundreds of times before.
This was much more different after the senior gymnast when she landed awkwardly on the mat and shattered both of her legs.
“It was pretty tough to watch,” Auburn coach Jeff Graba said after the meet, according to Nola.com. “She’s a trouper. The last thing she said was, ‘Go help the girls.’ The girls rallied around her. They’re doing this for her right now.”
Cerio was reportedly screaming in agony on the floor and clutching both her legs:
Paramedics placed air casts around both her legs and carried her out on a stretcher to a standing ovation from fans.