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Ferlito Gets Foot Scans Following Frightening Fall
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Italian Olympian Carlotta Ferlito was back at the doctor's following her frightening fall on Sunday, the Italian Gymnastics Federation reported.

Italian Olympian Carlotta Ferlito was back at the doctor's following her frightening fall on Sunday, the Italian Gymnastics Federation reported.

Ferlito missed her foot on her roundoff, double pike dismount on balance beam at the City of Jesolo Tournament on Sunday, landing directly on her head. Ferlito was taken away in a neck brace, but scans at the hospital in Portogruaro were all negative for any spinal damage.

Her coach, Paolo Bucci, confirmed that Ferlito was fortunately only frightened by the fall. She returned to the hospital on Monday for an MRI of the foot she missed on her dismount, and again the Italian federation reported no serious injuries were found.

Her fall, which was broadcast on live television, immediately made headlines in Italy, where Ferlito is a huge star. For the past several years, Ferlito has starred on MTV Italy's "Parallel Lives," a reality show documenting the lives of the gymnasts at the national training center in Milan. Ferlito won the "Sports Hero" award at the MTV Italy Awards in both 2013 and 2015.

Ferlito posted a "Thumbs up" photo on Instagram on Monday, thanking her fans for all the messages she had received.

"I wanted to thank you for all the love and support that I have received," she wrote. "I hope to return as soon as possible to competition!"

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