GB’s 18 year old half-pipe skier was reportedly knocked unconscious at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday night.
Rowan Cheshire reportedly landed on her face during one of her training sessions and lost consciousness. After several minutes of being unresponsive, she was taken to a nearby medical tent.
A Team GB spokesman said: “Team GB halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire was injured this evening during halfpipe training.”
“She was immediately taken from the course and is currently at the polyclinic in the Mountain Village, where she is being evaluated by Team GB medical personnel.”
Cheshire was seen as a medal prospect and is currently ranked seventh in the World Cup standings. She claimed her first major victory at a World Cup competition in Calgary last month.
Cheshire’s injury came at the end of a day in which crashes frequnted the women’s snowboard cross competition, with Norway’s Helene Olafsen and American Jacqueline Hernandez stretchered off the course after accidents in qualification.
Swiss aerials skier Christopher Lambert was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected dislocated elbow in a heavy fall during training.
Messages from fans and fellow teammates flooded Twitter today in support of her recovery.
Fellow GB member said:
— Nick Hancox (@NickHancox_) February 16, 2014
Rowan was expected to compete this week on her debut in the Winter Olympics.
More to follow