US gymnast Anna Li held out after fall

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U.S. women’s gymnastics team alternate Anna Li was held out of training on Thursday following a fall during her uneven bars routine earlier in the week.

USA Gymnastics officials say Li was advised by the medical team to skip practice as a precaution. The 23-year-old Li was training in Birmingham, about two hours northwest of London with the two other alternates on Tuesday when she fell.

Li was taken to the hospital, where tests revealed no injury. It’s doubtful Li would be available to compete if one of the five U.S. team members is unable to go.

The women’s team competition begins Sunday, with teams required to set rosters by Friday.

USA gymnast on tweets about the condition of Anna Li: injured neck from fall on bars; has cervical collar as precaution. Tore neck ligament; no longer training as replacement athlete.

Another tweet says: Anna is still in Birmingham and has been advised by the medical team not to do gymnastics at this time as a precautionary measure.

Watch KTSF profile on Anna Li.

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