Maddy Myers, 20, was named one of the members of USA’s World Team to compete next month at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Myers, however, will not be able to lift on the world stage after having surgery last week to repair her wrist.
CJ Margin, Myers’ coach, said that she had been dealing with a wrist injury since July 15, but thought it was just a sprain. Just last month, Myers hit a 95kg snatch and 123kg clean & jerk at the USAW American Open Series III competition in Michigan.
But last Monday, Myers found out that she needed surgery on her left wrist. A few days later, Myers had screws and pins inserted in her wrist during surgery that lasted over three hours.
A verrrrryyyy long day yesterday… BUT I now have bionic wrist complete with screws and pins 🔩 AND a new 🐶 stuffed animal AND I am about to become a WAY better 🏃♀️ runner. • • • • • • Beyond thankful for @zakroser and @cjinvictus being in my corner ever step of the way… even when a 1.5 Hour surgery turned into a 3+ one ❤️ I’m so very lucky to have the best team around.
The surgery has not stopped Myers from looking toward the future. Shortly after, Myers commented, “…I am about to become a WAY better runner.” No word on how this will impact Myers’ during the 2018 CrossFit Games season.
On Monday @maddy.myers1 learned that she needed surgery on her wrist. She injured it on July 15 on a successful snatch in training, and figured it was just sprained. Since then she has snatched 95 kg and hit a 123 kg C&J in competition, and was extremely excited to compete at the World Championships in December. But Maddy is 20-Years-old with a bright future, so the decision to get it repaired now and strive for future goals was easy. And since she was going in for surgery on Friday, she decided to go ahead and hit an easy 250 lb (113 kg) Clean + 2 Front Squats with the girls on Wednesday. She’ll be back stronger than ever before you know it! #invictusathlete