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Ferrari Undergoes Double Achilles' Tendon Surgery
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Three-time Italian Olympian Vanessa Ferrari underwent surgery Thursday on both her Achilles' tendons, she shared with fans.

Three-time Italian Olympian Vanessa Ferrari underwent surgery Thursday on both her Achilles' tendons, she shared with fans.


Ferrari at the clinic after her surgery

Ferrari had a repair on her left ankle at a clinic Brescia, where she also used the opportunity to clean up her right Achilles' tendon. Ferrari, the 2006 world champion and 2007 European champion, shared photos from the clinic after undergoing surgery, which she said went well.

"I'm still a bit knocked out by anesthesia, otherwise it looks all right," posted Ferrari, who has struggled with foot and ankle issues since 2008. "Since I was here, we also touched up the right one!"

Ferrari was back at her Brescia gym on Friday, albeit in a wheelchair, her left leg in a heavy cast.

Despite the disappointment of a second consecutive fourth-place finish on floor exercise at the Olympic Games, Ferrari has said she is not done with the sport. She held off on a retirement announcement after the Olympics in Rio, taking a vacation in Sardinia to regroup.

But along with the news of her planned surgery, Ferrari shared with fans that she wants to come back. "I have no plans to retire," she said last week.. "If all goes well, I will still have something to say."

But Ferrari, who turns 26 in November, said she intends to take her time before returning to competition. She plans to take the next six months to rest and rehabilitate before heading back to the gym.

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