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Bianca La Russa Injured, No Longer a Raiderette


Bianca La Russa, the daughter of St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa, is no longer an Oakland Raiderette. The rookie cheerleader was forced to give up her position due to a back injury she suffered at the start of the season.

La Russa tweeted last night:

“I’ve had to stop dancing with the Raiderettes, due to degenerative disc disease & multiple bulging/herniated discs…so frustrating.”

Even though her cheerleading career ended before it began, La Russa was still looking at the bright side of things.

La Russa tweeted:

“While this is difficult & disappointing, to continue was risking permanent nerve damage. Sometimes ur goals are outmatched by ur limitations. On the positive side, at this point I don’t need surgery… just lots of physical therapy and many check-ups with my orthopedic specialist.”

An injured cheerleader may seem like a rare occurrence, but a 2010 report by ABC named Cheerleading one of the most dangerous sports. In 2008, there were close to 30,000 cheer related emergency room visits.

Bianca Tai La Russa made the team in April and said that it was a dream come true.

La Russa tweeted:

“A goal and a dream come true- I’m a 2011 Raiderette. I’m so excited to rep an organization that does so much good.”

Do you agree with Bianca La Russa? Our “goals sometimes outmatched by limitations?”

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5 Responses to “Bianca La Russa Injured, No Longer a Raiderette”

  1. Mike Wilson

    Because she was on my frickin' "Cheerleader Fantasy League" that's why! D**N,,, I will really have t get after those pictures and magizines in te restroom now! Thanks a lot!

  2. Ken Capach

    I didn't realize that she was a cheerleader for the Raiders. Perhaps it's better that she isn't a 'Raiderette' now. Don't see the Raiders going into the playoffs, but stranger things have happened… Right Boston?

  3. Taylor Keith

    well maybe she can still have her dream, being part of the tem an helping them with rouitnes an cheers is a big help too.

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