British halfpipe contender Cheshire out of hospital

British skier Rowan Cheshire tweeted out this photo of her injuries following a training run Sunday.

British skier Rowan Cheshire tweeted out this photo of her injuries following a training run Sunday.

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British freestyle skiing halfpipe medal contender Rowan Cheshire was released from hospital on Monday after spending the night under observation for concussion she sustained in a fall in training.

The teenager fell on her face at the Extreme Park halfpipe on Sunday and was knocked unconscious for several minutes before being carried away on a stretcher in a neck brace.

"Cheshire will be discharged today after the doctors were happy with her progress," said a Team GB statement.

"She will return to the athlete's Mountain Village where she will be looked after by team medical staff.

"Her progress will be monitored on a day to day basis as is standard with concussion and a determination regarding her ability to compete will be made later this week."

Cheshire posted a picture of her bloodied face on Twitter (twitter.com/Rowan_C_) along with the message: "Wasn't the best day yesterday, still don't remember much! Thanks everyone for the lovely messages."

The 18-year-old was considered an outside chance of a medal at the Sochi Games after becoming the first British woman to win halfpipe gold at a World Cup event in Calgary in January.

The women's halfpipe takes place on Thursday.


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