Patriot Pages

Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

Back to Article
Back to Article

Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

Catherine Irrgang, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Recently, an Auburn gymnast dislocated both her knees at a competition. Samantha Cerio is a senior who, since her injury, has hung her hat on gymnastics. The video of her injury went viral, and though most people offered their support, Cerio reminded viewers that the video of her injury shouldn’t be the focal point by saying, “My pain isn’t your entertainment.”

The competition was hosted at LSU, a long-time rival of Auburn, but the fans in attendance were very supportive and Cerio received a standing ovation as she was carried off the mat.  

She has received many well-wishes, including one from Charles Barkley during the NCAA championship. While in the hospital, she was visited by the president of LSU.

Her team rallied around her injury and earned their second highest score of the season. Another senior, Abby Millet, called her teammates together. “We’re not going to get sad. We can be sad later because it is sad. But we’re going to do what she would want us to do and light this fire. This is time for us to have a new fire. Sam wouldn’t want us to give up. She would fight harder.”  They placed second overall after LSU.

Cerio had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. According to a tweet from her coach, “Surgery lasted two and a half hours and was a extreme success…the road to healing to full healing will be a long and difficult one, but we are confident that she’ll be able to make a complete recovery.”

Her goal now is to walk down the aisle at her wedding this June. Her fiance shared a video to Instagram of Cerio filling out a coloring page, assuring everyone that she is doing fine. 

Career-ending injuries hurt both on physical and emotional levels, and when captured on video, viewers should think about this when choosing to view the videos, sharing them, or making comments.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Catherine Irrgang, Writer

Hi, I'm a senior and I'm starting at UNA in the fall. I like to read and write and I plan to major in English. I play the flute, piccolo, piano, and ukulele....

Navigate Left
  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Athlete of the Week: Dylan Ray

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Auburn’s Having a Sweet 16 in this 2019 March Madness

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    The Importance of Celebrity Teachers

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Athlete of the Week: Peyton Ward

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Bundle Up and Support BJHS Soccer Teams!

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Athlete of the Week: Caden Rose

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Bob Jones Wins 4th at AHSAA State Tournament

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Athlete of the Week: Mudia Ikoba

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Athlete of the Week: George Francovitch

  • Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees

    Sports

    Reflecting on Super Bowl LIII: Maybe Not as Boring as Initially Thought

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Bob Jones High School
Auburn Gymnast Dislocates Both Knees