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SOCHI, February 15. /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin visited freestyle skier Maria Komissarova who had been seriously injured during a training session at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, February 15.
Komissarova was scheduled to compete in ski cross events on February 21 and 22 but fell during her training on Saturday and was rushed to the Olympic hospital for surgery, whereby doctors confirmed the preliminary diagnosis of fracture and displacement of a thoracic intervertebral disc. The surgery continued for six and a half hours. The doctors repaired the fractured disc and put in a metal implant.
“Maria is in severe but stable condition, she is conscious. Forecasts for the future can be made no earlier than in three to four days. Most likely she will have to undergo another spinal cord surgery in two weeks,” the Russian Freestyle Federation said in a statement.
It said that Komissarova could not be transported to another hospital immediately after the surgery. After a rehabilitation period she will be transferred to a Moscow clinic or another health facility that specialises in the treatment of such conditions, in Russia or abroad.