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Skier Rowan Cheshire tweets hospital picture of herself after scary wreck

Jay Busbee
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In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, Rowan Cheshire of Britain flies above the lip of the halfpipe during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix freestyle skiing qualifications in Frisco, Colo. Cheshire sustained a concussion during practice at the Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She said in a Twitter message on Monday that she still doesn't remember much from the day before
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, Rowan Cheshire of Britain flies above the lip of the halfpipe during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix freestyle skiing qualifications in Frisco, Colo. Cheshire sustained a concussion during practice at the Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She said in a Twitter message on Monday that she still doesn't remember much from the day before. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Rowan Cheshire, Great Britain freestyle skier, had a tough fall this past weekend while training for the women's halfpipe, sustaining a concussion and briefly knocking herself unconscious. While in the hospital, she tweeted out the followng highly painful selfie:

Ouch. Cheshire, 18, was considered an outside shot at a medal, and she's not out of competition yet. She's been released from the hospital, per a statement from Team Great Britain, and may return to action by Thursday's halfpipe event.

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"She will return to the athlete's Mountain Village where she will be looked after by team medical staff," the statement read. "Her progress will be monitored on a day to day basis as is standard with concussion and a determination regarding her ability to compete will be made later this week."

Before that, though, she was able to "pose" for a photo with her teammates:

Cheshire's event isn't scheduled to run until Thursday, but it remains unclear whether she'll be in any condition to compete at that point.

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