Park City, Utah (Feb. 2, 2019) – Alpine Canada has released the following update on Canada’s Ski Cross Team athlete Mikayla Martin (Squamish, B.C./Whistler Mountain Ski Club) following her crash in the semifinal heat of the ladies’ ski cross FIS Freestyle World Championships in Park City, Utah:
Mikayla Martin sustained a suspected head injury on the course, and was transported to the clinic at the base of the course for initial assessment. The team physician recommended that she be airlifted to the University of Utah Hospital for further testing; those initial tests were negative, and she is in stable condition. Martin was discharged from hospital and will be re-assessed and monitored by the team physiotherapist and team doctor.
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