Canadian skier Sarah Burke is still in critical condition and no further word of recovery has been heard since her family canceled a scheduled news conference on Monday.
It has been confirmed by hospital officials that Burke went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the hill after her crash last week. This news is extremely troubling and has implications that the consequences of the initial crash were in fact far worse than many were led to believe.
“Hospital officials in Utah con-firmed Monday that Squamish free-style skier Sarah Burke went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the hill after her crash during a halfpipe training run at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, last week.” – Vancouversun.com
We still anxiously await further good news of Burke’s recovery, and continue to keep her in our thoughts.
SARAH BURKE INFORMATION:
– Injured in Eagle superpipe at Park City ski resort in Utah on Jan. 10th, 2012
– She’s has been in an induced coma and in critical condition in the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center in Salt Lake City, Utah since the time of her injury
– She underwent surgery on January 11th to repair a tear in her neck’s vertebral artery. That tear caused intracranial hemorrhaging (bleeding within her skull). The vertebral artery supplies blood to the back portion of the brain where important centers are located that control balance, vision, and more.
– Sarah is 29-years-old, has won the X-games 4 times, and was training for the 2014 Olympics
– Sarah is from Midland, Ontario, Canada. Lives in Whistler, British Columbia