Update March 2, 2007 –On March 1, Jana Bieger had an MRI, which was clear. She has an encapsulated sprain and a bone contusion. Bieger withdrew from the Tyson American Cup on Feb. 28 after injuring her left leg during the training session.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 1, 2007 – 2006 all-around world silver-medalist Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek, Fla., has withdrawn from the 2007 Tyson American Cup.  Bieger missed a landing on a tumbling pass in the floor exercise and injured her left leg during training on Wednesday evening.

“We are disappointed for Jana, who I know was looking forward to competing in her home state and in front of her family,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.  “The initial x-rays were negative, and we look forward to Jana getting back on her feet as soon as possible.”

“I am very disappointed and frustrated to have this happen now because I have been training very hard for this competition,” said Bieger.  “Everything happens for a reason, and we’ll know more once we get additional information.  I hope to be back sooner than everyone thinks.  I also will be pulling for my teammates to do well this weekend.”

USA Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men”s and women”s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics.