(BEIJING) — The U.S. ski workforce says American skier Nina O’Brien has sustained a compound fracture of her left tibia and fibula after falling towards the tip of the ladies’s big slalom on the Beijing Video games.
Monday’s race needed to be delayed for about quarter-hour when O’Brien slid throughout the end line on the finish of her second run. She was screaming in ache after stumbling by the final gate as her skis crossed in entrance of her.
O’Brien was taken to hospital in Yanqing for “an preliminary stabilization process” and the workforce says she’s going to return to the U.S. for additional analysis and care.
The 24-year-old O’Brien had been sixth quickest after the opening run.