Sickening video of gymnast breaking legs goes viral on social media

Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:09AM

WARNING: This video contains graphic content.

A video has gone viral on social media of a gymnast breaking her legs during a routine at a regional gymnastics event. 

Auburn University student Sam Cerio was attempting a handspring double front with a blind landing when she made the hard landing and fell to the mat at the Baton Rouge Regionals at the weekend.

She dislocated both of her knees and broke both of her legs - and was left screaming in agony on the floor as teammates and officials rushed to her aid.

The injury caused Cerio to retire after 18 years in gymnastics. She took to social media to thank her supporters. 

The video of the injury went viral on social media, with many viewers shocked at the gruesome injury.