Sunday, May 4, 2008

Walsh shoulder injury forces forfeit

by Unknown at 3:48 PM

Kerri WalshUSA Today is reporting that Kerri Walsh's withdrawal from Sunday's Cuervo Gold Crown final is due to problems with her recently-operated on right shoulder.

"I thought I could push through it; I can't," she said after she and partner Misty May-Treanor withdrew from a $25,000, winner-take-all event Sunday following the Huntington Beach Open. "I don't think I've injured it. I just think after surgery you take two steps forward and two steps back, and this is the first step back."
Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor are likely gold medal contenders in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, just three months away. Back in January, she pronounced that her surgery would only lead to better performance.

But as we all know, healing requires some amount of rest. Is her injury a result of the AVP pushing players too hard this year?

Story: Walsh's injury forces combo from beach volleyball event