Costanza Cocconcelli, Italian record holder and Italian champion, underwent surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of her right knee.
She wrote on her Instagram, “Broke my ACL. I hope to be well soon.”
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the 4 basic ligaments of the knee (the others are the posterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament, and the lateral collateral ligament).
Costanza Cocconcelli took part last autumn in the third season of the International Swimming League, which started in Naples at the end of August 2021, representing Iron.
During the 10th regular season match of the International Swimming, Cocconcelli posted a new Italian record in the 100 IM. She delivered a 58.45 record-breaking swim to shave some time off her own mark of 58.84 from earlier in 2021. With that 58.84, Cocconcelli became the first Italian to crack 59 seconds in the event.
In November she was qualified to race at the European Short Course Championships, held in Kazan, Russia, at the beginning of November 2021. In Russia, Costanza Cocconcelli won a silver medal in the 4×50 mixed freestyle with a 1:29.40. She swam a 24.00 on the relay, joining Alessandro Miressi (21.33), Lorenzo Zazzeri (20.59), and Silvia Di Pietro (23.48).
At the 2021 Italian Short Course Championships, she won the title in the 100m freestyle with a 53.67.