Two-time Olympian and double London relay medalist Jessica Hardy says that she sustained a concussion on Friday night at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Mesa meet.
Hardy posted the following message on her Instagram on Monday morning in California:
“Made some improvements & had a blast in Mesa, but disappointed my meet had to end early! I obtained a concussion during a collision on a warm up dive on Fri night & have been recovering as best as possible since. Thanks for all the notes of support, I sure am blessed with some amazing people in life to support me!”
Hardy, who this season has changed training grounds to the Golden West Swim Club to work with former USA Swimming National Team Director Mark Schubert, swam three races prior the warmup incident cutting her meet short. She swam 1:07.09 for 4th-place in the 100 breaststroke final on Thursday and was seeded 12th heading into finals of the 50 free on Friday with a morning swim of 25.79.
Hardy was listed as a “medical scratch” from the B-Final, which left an open lane in the heat.
The 50 free time for Hardy was her best in the 2016 calendar year and second-best of the season, and her prelims (1:07.44) and finals times in the 100 breaststroke were her two fastest of this season.