Aly Raisman says she has her first broken bone

The athlete posted a photo of herself in a cast on social media.

Aly Raisman attends the 2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at NOMADIC LIVE! at The Armory on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Aly Raisman attends the 2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at NOMADIC LIVE! at The Armory on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. –Christopher Polk / Getty Images for DirecTV

Aly Raisman practiced gymnastics for nearly 20 years, but it was a flight of stairs that gave her her first broken bone.

The Olympic athlete and Needham native took to social media to announce her injury, posting a black-and-white photo of herself in a cast and cuddling a dog on both Instagram and Twitter.

“I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone,” Raisman wrote in a caption for the photo. “The stairs got to me…I fell and broke my elbow.”

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