University of Michigan All-American Erin Finn announced on social media this week that she is injured again and will bypass the remainder of the indoor track season.
Finn has placed runner-up at the NCAA Championships four times: at the 2017 indoor 5K, 2016 XC, 2016 indoor 5K and 2016 indoor 3K.
While I’m immensely disappointed to be out of the rest of the indoor track season due to injury, I must say I’m truly feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. I’m so thankful for the outpouring of encouragement I’ve received in a time when I’m struggling with more than just running pic.twitter.com/xdC18I7tIQ— Erin Finn (@erinefinn) February 15, 2018
I’m hoping to be able to share my journey with you all soon, but for now I’m resting in the promises made in the book of Romans, particularly Romans 8:18: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”— Erin Finn (@erinefinn) February 15, 2018
The fifth-year senior was in PB shape as recently as January; she broke nine minutes in the 3K for the first time in her career to set a new Michigan school record of 8:58.69. That mark still ranks No. 6 in the NCAA this season.
Finn has endured a recurrent stress fracture in her foot through much of her collegiate career. The University of Michigan Medicine department published this video on Finn's journey back from injury in January:
Finn still has eligibility for the outdoor season.