Elizabeth Beisel suffered an injury to her hand this morning after a collision in the warmup pool with another swimmer.
A source close to the story confirmed that she got x-rays and has fractured and sprained her pinky finger on one of her hands.
Beisel swam in the heats of the 200m freestyle where she was well off her personal best time of 1:58.66, putting up a 2:02.80 to finish 58th overall. Following her prelim swim in the 200m freestyle, Beisel was a no-show in the 200m IM.
SwimSwam was unable to confirm when the incident occurred, however it’s suspected that Beisel’s injury occurred prior to her 200m freestyle swim.
Beisel is still entered in the 200m butterfly, 200m breaststroke, 800m freestyle, and 200m backstroke. Neither Beisel nor anybody in Beisel’s camp has given any indication of the severity of the injury or what her plans are for the rest of the week.
If she’s no longer able to compete, it’s almost guaranteed that she will still be headed to Rio. On the first night of competition Beisel finished second in the 400m IM. Once the trials are over the United States will complete their roster where all second place finishers are expected to be included.