Brazil Olympic Gymnast Turned Skier In Intensive Care Following Crash While Training

Brazil Olympic Gymnast Turned Skier In Intensive Care Following Crash While Training

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Brazil Olympic Gymnast Turned Skier In Intensive Care Following Crash While Training

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Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 12.53.51 PM(Photo: Mauro Horita)

Brazilian Aerials skier Lais Souza, a two-time Olympic gymnast for Brazil, is in an intensive care unit at the University of Utah hospital following a crash while training on Monday.

According to the Brazil Olympic Committee Lais has undergone spine surgery after suffering severe trauma in a crash Monday. It is also being reported that she was unable to move her arms or legs at the time of the crash.

”Lais has a long recovery process in front of her,” Team Brasil doctor Antonio Marttos said, according to the committee. ”A long-term prognostic cannot be predicted at this time. Her medical team is doing everything possible to allow her to have the best recovery possible.”

Souza, 25, attempted to become the first Olympic gymnast to compete in a Winter Olympics this year, according to OlympStats.com.

Souza competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics gymnastics competition but was injured for 2012.

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