Russian skier to be treated in Germany for spinal injury received in Sochi

February 16, 2014 RBTH, Interfax
Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been sent to Germany for treatment after fracturing her spine during a training run on Saturday, a Russian Olympic Committee spokesman said on Sunday.

Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been sent to Germany for treatment after fracturing her spine during a training run on Saturday, a Russian Olympic Committee spokesman said on Sunday.

"According to a report from the Russian Freestyle Ski Federation, Russian doctors have urgently provided Maria Komissarova with the entire volume of medical assistance that she needs currently," the spokesman told Interfax.

However, by decision of her family, the 23-year-old has been sent to a specialist clinic in Munich, he said.

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