(AP file photo/Marc Serota)
The wait is over for BMX rider Brooke Crain.
The 2012 Olympian says she has been cleared to return to the track after missing nearly five weeks with a broken leg. She got hurt during a race when she used her left leg to brace herself from crashing.
Crain didn't wreck. But see did fracture her fibula.
She has already been cleared to sprint on a bike. Late last week, doctors gave her the OK to go back to the track.
"Tonight will be first night on!" she said Monday.
Crain is moving a step closer to returning to Rio as a favorite to be a coach's selection to Team USA, joining automatic qualifier Alise Post.
"I'm really confident that my injury isn't going to stand in my way at all in Rio," Crain said last week. "I'm walking normal, able to do everyday things."
All that's left to do now is to get back on the bike at the track. The Team USA BMX roster will be finalized by June 24.