London, England – U.S. women's gymnast Anna Li suffered a torn ligament in her neck after falling from the uneven bars on Tuesday and as a result is no longer training as one of the team's replacements.
Li had standard testing done following her fall, with everything coming back normal, but had since been advised by the medical team not to do gymnastics at this time. The team later announced that Li is wearing a cervical collar as a precaution and has been advised to wear the brace when she returns to the United States as well as see a physician.
The 23-year-old is one of three reserves on the Olympic team and has excelled on the uneven bars in her career. An alternate for the 2011 World Championships team that won gold, Li was an eight-time All-American at UCLA, where she scored two perfect 10s on bars during her career.
Women's gymnastics at the London Games is scheduled to begin on Sunday.