New Zealand weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games after suffering a devastating elbow injury while competing.
Hubbard twisted her elbow while attempting a Commonwealth record snatch lift of 132kg.
Graphic video of the incident shows the New Zealander in clear pain as the weights drop behind her body and her elbow twist unnaturally.
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Hubbard said she didn’t know the extent of the injury in her elbow yet.
“It seems likely I have ruptured a ligament. Until they do a scan we won’t know the details,” The ABC reports.