The American suffered a brain hemorrhage, as well as a collapsed lung and rib fracture in the accident
The cyclist of BMX, Connor Fields, left the intensive care unit of a Tokyo hospital this Saturday and was transferred to a specialized care ward, a day after suffering a spectacular fall in the Semifinals of the Olympic Games, in which he was lying motionless on the asphalt.
Connor, 28, of Las Vegas, suffered a cerebral haemorrhage during the fall, and the Olympian neurosurgeon stood by in case an operation was required to relieve pressure on his brain.
But nevertheless, the most recent scan showed no additional brain damagethe United States Cycling Federation said in a statement. Doctors trust that Fields does not require surgery.
Champion in Rio 2016, Fields also suffered from a collapsed lung and rib fracture during the accident.
“Connor he constantly sleeps, but is conscious and communicates when awake, “said his mother, Lisa Fields, who has been in constant communication with the federation and Olympic team doctors.