Jonathan Horton Update
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Jonathan Horton is recovering nicely from foot surgery conducted on Oct. 20 to repair a torn ligament in his left foot. During the team finals at the 2011 World Championships held in Tokyo, Japan, Horton landed short on vault and injured his foot. He had an MRI when he returned home to Houston after Worlds, and his doctor decided surgery would be the best treatment for the injury.
"While I was disappointed to hear about the extent of the injury, both my doctor and I are optimistic about the surgery and the recovery process, and I think some good can come out of this," Horton said. The surgery went well and the expected recovery time is around four months.
"Right now I can't put any pressure on my foot, obviously, but I should be able to do everything except floor and vault pretty soon. I can train on pommel horse, get stronger on still rings, and work on some details that I haven't been able to focus on in the past. This could really be a blessing in disguise – I think I will be a stronger gymnast because of this, and I am confident I can help the team nine months from now."
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