Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

BOSTON -- Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs.

Raisman in a Twitter post said, "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow."

Raisman, a native of the Boston suburb of Needham, also posted a picture of herself on a couch, her right arm in a cast, snuggling with a dog.

Raisman, a captain for both the gold medal-winning 2012 and 2016 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics teams, is also a best-selling author and a survivor of sexual abuse. She has been an outspoken advocate for women who were abused or victimized, and a harsh critic of USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body.