VIDEO: Aly Raisman falls during Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions in California (UPDATED)

Aly Raisman displays her Olympic medals outside her home gym in Burlington during a welcome back ceremony.

Olympic champion and Needham native Aly Raisman had a scare when she fell during a performance in California for a national gymnastics tour.

Raisman fell while performing a release from the uneven bars Sunday in Ontario, Calif. for the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.

A video of the incident shows Raisman on the higher of the two uneven bars. She let go at one point, apparently launched herself too far away from the bar and was unable to grab back on. She fell face first to the mat below, however her legs landed off of the mat.

The 18-year-old was examined at the arena by a physician. She suffered bruised knees, according to a statement from USA Gymnastics.

“She will follow an icing and additional treatment regimen with continued assessment by the medical staff, but does not require any further testing at this time,” the statement said.

“THANK YOU so much for all the kind words & support. I’m so thankful
that I am OK, just some bruising on my knees and the rest of my legs” Raisman posted on her Twitter account this afternoon.

Raisman is already in San Diego for the tour’s next performance on Thursday, according to WCVB.

Raisman wasn’t the only gymnast injured Sunday night.

Her fellow gold-medalist McKayla Maroney fell from the same uneven bars just moments before her own injury.

Maroney stumbled on her dismount and fell backward. Pictures of her being carried away from the performance made their way around the Internet today.

Today, Maroney was undergoing medical evaluations and tests to determine the extent of the injury to her left knee, the statement said.

Just before the show, Raisman tweeted “Ontario… Are you ready for us?”

This morning Maroney tweeted a picture of eggs, sausage and home fries.

“Not bad for hospital food,” she tweeted.

The 40-stop tour comes to Boston on Nov. 11. It will take place at the TD Garden.

Video of the incidents can be seen below:


NYPD: Robber makes elderly man drive to Queens…

A robber grabbed an elderly man's neck outside a Queens supermarket, stole his wallet and made him drive to ATMs for withdrawals last week, police said.


Manhunt on for armed bandits in $181,000 heist…

A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said.


Tattooed, bearded suspect sought in Williamsburg bike theft:…

The suspected thief faces grand larceny charges after investigators said he entered the building on North 5th Street in Williamsburg.


Pioneers for domestic violence push on

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. Two decades have passed since the O.J. Simpson trial captivated the country. But in the 20 years…


Review: 'A Most Wanted Man' works better when…

In one of his last roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman headlines the John Le Carre adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man," about the pursuit of a Chechen refugee.


TV watch list, Tuesday, July 22: 'Royal Pains,'…

Catch a new episode of "Royal Pains" where Hank has to help out a housesitter.


'Bachelorette' recap: Episode 10, 'Men Tell All'

Why does the #MenTellAll episode exist? Because they don’t, and it shouldn’t. Is it a lazy vehicle to sell more ad space? Is it to…


Olivia Williams explains the ins and outs of…

Olivia Williams plays a botanist beginning to suspect her physicist husband's work on the Manhattan Project might be ominous in WGN America's "Manhattan."


MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack


2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?


5 players to watch at Giants training camp

Metro takes a look at five players who will be on everyone’s mind when Giants training camp gets underway.


'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.


5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.


Buy gently worn back-to-school clothes with Kidizen

Kidizen allows parents to buy and sell gently worn back-to-school clothes.


Ruling could be beginning of the end for…

This morning, a federal appeals court threw out an IRS regulation that implements subsidies for low-income Americans who bought insurance through Obamacare. These Affordable Care…


RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."