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.
This to me is everything! #myfamily I achieve all my goal this year! I graduated from chemical engineering and I am fitter and a better person then I ever been the rest is a cherry on the sundae… I have my surgery schedule for august 21 and I am super excited to start taking care of that… it will give me time to work on some very exciting project and I can not wait to share those with all of you! 😍👌🏼 ‘ Thank you for all the kind message you’ve all send me, it really melted my heart to have this much support and love 😘❤️️ 📸: @heidi_mclean
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.