Rowan Chesire, a British freestyle skier, sustained terrible injuries on Sunday after crashing during a practice run on the half-pipe that many athletes have called “dangerous” and “garbage.”
Chesire, 18, had to be carried off in a stretcher and was believed to be unconscious for a few minutes, reports the Telegraph. The British Olympic Association issued a statement, saying:
“Team GB halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire fell during halfpipe training this evening. She was attended to by the medical team at the halfpipe, then taken to the polyclinic in the Mountain Village for further assessment. After examination by Team GB medical personnel, it is confirmed that she has a concussion and, as a precaution, will stay at a local hospital overnight for further evaluation.”
Chesire tweeted out a picture of her injuries, thanking fans for support.
Chesire is slated to compete on Thursday, depending on her condition. She was favored to medal in the event after ranking 7th in the World Cup standings.
The teenager has been tweeting out many pictures from Russia depicting fun with her friends, saying training was going well and possibly insinuating that she wasn’t feeling well the morning of her crash. Responses to that tweet insinuate that she may have been hungover.
Wasn't the best day yesterday, still don't remember much! Thanks everyone for the lovely messages pic.twitter.com/qVG8eET3BV
— Rowan Cheshire (@Rowan_C_) February 17, 2014