Last week at practice DD fell a short distance off the rope. She said she felt her hands slipping so she let go to jump the rest of the way down and landed right on her heel. She has been c/o pain in her heel ever since. Coach felt it was a just a deep bruise. There was no swelling, no visible bruises so we kept putitng it on ice. It would feel better and then she would go to practice and it would hurt again. A couple times I picked her up and her foot was all bandaged up. They didn't allow her to vault, did minimal floor routines, most work was on tumble track, no landing from bars. They've had a lot of practice because we have a meet this weekend and States next weekend. Because she never complains we skipped practice today and DH brought her to where I work, an urgent care center. They did an x-ray on both feet and think that she has hairline fractures in her heel. Because of the growth plates the Dr said it is difficult to say for sure but he doesn't want her to compete this week and most likely next week for states. Of course it is a holiday and the Ped Ortho office is closed so who knows when I can get her in there. But, it seems like her season has ended prematurely. The meet this weekend is our gyms meet so she can come be a cheerleader, but she had a special meet leotard and was looking forward to it. Wow, I am still in shock!