Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Withdraws from CrossFit Games

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using Halo Sport
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet using Halo Sport

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s 2017 CrossFit Games ended after only two events on Thursday. Beginning the Run-Swim-Run event, Leblanc-Bazinet already had shoulder tape on, a sign that something was wrong.

She would take 18th on that first event and follow that up with a 33rd place finish on the Cyclocross event, but that would be the last time we would see the 2014 CrossFit Games champion this year. Leblanc-Bazinet withdrew from competition before taking on Amanda .45 in the Coliseum.

Leblanc-Bazinet shared on Instagram that she dislocated her shoulder and tore her labrum in training a few weeks ago and was hoping to be able to make it through the weekend, but after falling on her shoulder during the Cyclocross event she dislocated it once again.

Rather than risk injury, Leblanc-Bazinet decided to withdraw and focus on coming back for the 2018 season.

So 2 weeks ago I dislocated my shoulder and tore my labrum very badly … I rehab it the best I could and came into this weekend hoping to have a smooth weekend without bad luck… my shoulder was feelling pretty okay going into competition but during the bike event my bike slipped and I fail on my bad shoulder and it came out again… I was waiting after to see what would happen but it felt like it was coming out of its socket so I decided to pull myself out and try to get a speedy recovery instead of maybe maybe being able to compete a little bit and not at full capacity with a big chance to injure myself even more…. please don’t feel sorry for me this is just life and i guess it’s a 2 year plan this time… btw sorry to everyone who put me in their top 10 pick em from reebok 😂🙈#joke #Repost @crossfitgames ・・・ @camillelbaz, already dealing with a shoulder injury, confirmed that she dislocated her shoulder in a fall on the o-course. – “I fell on it and it just came out. … I kind of wanted to puke. The adrenaline kicked in and I just put it back in.” – She was in tears at the finish line but better spirits back at the athlete tent. – “Now it feels really unstable.” — The eight-time CrossFit Games qualifier has withdrawn from the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. 📷 @rubywolff

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