It has been reported by Danish sporting site Sporten.dk that sometime over the Christmas holiday that Jeanette Ottesen Gray broke her foot while participating in jiu-jitsu. Ottesen Gray was involved in the martial art as an alternative to her normal training regime.
The injury was suffered when the man she was sparing against grabbed her foot and broke it. The break will cause her to adjust her training for the next four to six weeks, though is not expected to keep her entirely out of the water.
Since the Olympics Gray has performed well at both the World Championships where she won four medals (gold – 4 x 100 medley relay and bronze – 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 4 x 100 freestyle relay) and the European Championships where she won six medals (gold – 50 butterfly, 4 x 50 freestyle relay and 4 x 50 medley relay, silver – 100 freestyle and bronze – 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly).
She has previously announced that headed toward the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, she would be dropping the 100 freestyle, where she’s the defending long course World Champion. Instead, her focus was on the 50 freestyle and the 50 fly. Turns would be the most challenging part of swimming with a broken foot, one would imagine, so this injury may change her plan for 2013 (where she hasn’t yet committed to the event one way or the other).