Indianapolis – Blaine Wilson (Columbus, Ohio), two-time Olympian and five-time U.S. National Champion, suffered a shoulder injury sustained during a training session at Ohio State University last week. Wilson was training on the pommel horse.

The results of an MRI from Thursday, June 21, indicate that Wilson tore muscles in the rotator cuff area of his right shoulder, requiring surgery to repair the injury. This is the same shoulder Wilson has injured in the past. Wilson is meeting with his doctors to determine the course of action toward recovery. USA Gymnastics expects that more information will be available next week.
“This is obviously a setback to my plans this year,” said Wilson. “I have been training at a high level and look forward to returning to competition as soon as possible. My plan is to fight hard and get back to world class shape.”