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Peng Peng Lee Will Sit Out Another NCAA Season

Sadly after sitting out last season,  Christine, also known as "Peng Peng" Lee of UCLA will sit out another season due to her nagging ACL injury.

Peng Peng, who tore her anterior crutiate ligament (ACL) last year and missed out on competing with her native Canada at the 2012 London Olympics. She joined the UCLA Bruins, but sat out most of the season while healing her injury. UCLA announced today via their Twitter account that Peng would again not compete for UCLA for the 2014 Gymnastics season.

Per their website Peng is going to go under the knife again after her initial surgery for her injury did not quite fix the injury. Peng Peng will be going under the knife again tomorrow.  While fans everywhere are saddened by this news, Peng Peng is in good spirits and she remains optimistic about her future.

"It's just another bump in the road," she assured. "Injuries are unfortunately a part of gymnastics, but I wouldn't be doing it unless I loved it. And because I love it, I'm just going to come back as strong as ever. Don't underestimate the power of my mind!" (via

Head Coach Valorie Kondos-Field had optimistic spirits about the situation:

The Bruins will open the 2014 Gymnastics season at their home opener January 11, where they will host last year's NCAA Champions, the Florida Gators. Peng Peng is expected to compete for the Bruins in their 2015 season.

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