Sara Sigmundsdottir was planning on competing at the 2017 Dubai Fitness Championship this weekend to defend her title. But after dealing with a nagging shoulder pain since the CrossFit Games, Sigmundsdottir traveled back to Iceland for an X-ray and MRI. The diagnosis was that Sigmundsdottir had broken her first rib.
After hearing this, Sigmundsdottir has decided to forego the Dubai Fitness Championship and begin the recovery process. She believes it will take around 6-8 weeks to fully recover, during which time Sigmundsdottir will be taking it easy on her upper body to be ready for the 2018 CrossFit Open.
The Games are right around the corner with just 12 weeks (give or take a week) until the Open announcement for 18.1. Sigmundsdottir is coming off a 4th place finish at the 2017 CrossFit Games.
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth -Mike Tyson . I was faced with quite the challenge this week. There had been some pain in my shoulderblade ever since the ´Games´. In recent weeks the pain started to grow and I thought it was just because I had been on a break and now the intensity in training had been increased. Then last week something happened during a training session. I didn´t think it could possibly be serious but as the days went the pain just got worse and in the beginning of this weak it had simply become unbearable. . The plan was to go from Australia to Abu Dhabi and train there until the @dxbfitnesschamp but I decided to go to Iceland and see my doctor and physio to get this properly checked out. . A couple of X-rays and MRI scans later it was determined that my first rib is broken. The pain was so unberable because the tight muscles that are protecting the rib were hitting a bundle of nerves with all the swelling around the break and that made it so that for a few days it was even hard for me to breathe. This is just a wall that I need to climb over and I have already started it because today I am already feeling so much better, I could even pull my pants up and put my socks on 👌🏼 . Unfortunately this changes my plans, I wont be competing in Dubai and it will take the next 6-8 weeks for me to fully recover, . . I am so thankful for all the support that I´ve gotten and I´ll be back stronger than ever ❤❤ . . 📸= @0nlyfitgirls . . #Nike #NikeTraining #FitAid #RogueFitness #CompexUSA