The 22-year-old shared emotional messages on Instagram, emphasizing that numerous images and videos of her catastrophic landing make her feel like she is “getting injured over and over again.”
We’re guilty as charged for posting the video.
“Those of you posting and tagging me in the video of my injury, I am asking you to please stop,” Cerio wrote.
“Going through the pain and seeing my knees bent unnaturally in real life was horrible enough, but continue to see it from videos/pictures because some people feel entitled to repost it is not ok. I have family, friends, and teammates who do not need to see me getting injured over and over again. My pain is not your entertainment,” the gymnast added.
On Monday, the gymnast underwent a surgery and voiced hopes to fully recover before her wedding in June when she will marry her fiance Trey Wood.