British skier Rowan Cheshire shares hospital photo after nasty fall
British Olympic skier Rowan Cheshire took a frightening spill during her training session for the women’s halfpipe over the weekend. The 18-year-old sustained a concussion and was briefly knocked unconscious after hitting her face and head off the hard-packed snow.
Cheshire spent Sunday night in the hospital and shared a photo of some of her battle scars on Twitter. It is unclear if she will be able to compete this week.
“After examination by Team GB medical personnel, it is confirmed that (Cheshire) has a concussion and, as a precaution, will stay at a local hospital overnight for further evaluation,” the British Olympic Association said in a statement, according to The Telegraph. “She will be evaluated further during the coming days before a determination is made about her fitness to compete.”
Cheshire appeared to be in slightly better spirits in a later photo with her teammates.
— Katie Summerhayes (@suummerhayes) February 17, 2014
Here’s hoping she has a full and speedy recovery and still has an opportunity to compete for a medal.