Simone Biles may not be 100 percent healthy come the Olympics.
The five-time Olympic medalist revealed during episode five of her Facebook Watch docuseries, “Simone vs Herself,” that she is dealing with a nagging ankle injury.
As Biles explained, she re-aggravated an old injury with a ligament in her foot after landing “short on a triple-double” during training in May.
“So right now, what we’re dealing with is I just have a lot of fluid built up in there,” Biles said during the episode, which was shot on May 24. “There’s nothing we can do at this point. We don’t have time for rest, we don’t have time for shots and all of that stuff, so tape it is.”
While the ankle hasn’t appeared to slow her down — she won her seventh US all-around title at US Gymnastic Championships ten days later and took the top spot at US Olympic Trials three weeks later — one false move in any of her difficult programs could have consequences.
“I always pray,” Biles said after May’s US Classic. “And I’m like ‘Okay, just please let me survive these 11 weeks.'”
You can catch the full episode of “Simone vs. Herself” below: