Maddy Myers Has Surgery on Wrist, Will Miss IWF World Championships

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.

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.