Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Surgery Scheduled for August 21

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet during the Run-Swim-Run event at the 2017 CrossFit Games.
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet during the Run-Swim-Run event at the 2017 CrossFit Games.

As you know by now, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet withdrew from the CrossFit Games after only two events. Leblanc-Bazinet re-dislocated her shoulder during the Cyclocross event and withdrew from the competition before Event 3, Amanda .45, that evening.

In addition to a dislocated shoulder, Leblanc-Bazinet also suffered a torn labrum. She just announced that she will be undergoing surgery to repair the torn labrum August 21.

The surgery will give her around 186 days, or close to six months, to rehab her shoulder before the start of the 2018 CrossFit Open begins.

According to the Physio DC website, recovery time can be broken down into three stages. The first is “acute pain stage”, where the patient may have difficulty sleeping and a physical therapy process begins. This lasts between 4-6 weeks. The second stage lasts from 12-16 weeks and includes strengthening and stretching the repaired shoulder. The final stage is another 6-12 weeks of transitioning back to their normal routine.

This entire process can take between 9-12 months before the patient feels completely normal again. Of course, Leblanc-Bazinet is in peak physical condition and will likely rehab and heal faster than the average person on the street, but she may not be 100% by the time the Open rolls around in February.

At the end of Leblanc-Bazinet’s caption on Instagram, she hinted that she will now have time to work on a “very exciting project” that she can’t wait to share with her followers. Stay tuned.


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