DENVER (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen plans to undergo rehabilitation for her severed spine at a suburban Denver hospital.
Van Dyken-Rouen planned to transfer sometime next week to Craig Hospital, which specializes in spinal cord injuries. Her husband, former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen, told the Denver Post that she may still need to undergo a second surgery at the Scottsdale, Ariz. hospital where she has been since she was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Friday night.
Tom Rouen says the family doesn’t know if she will be paralyzed, saying “we’re going to take it day by day.”
Van Dyken-Rouen remains upbeat in her Twitter posts.
Was in MRI until 4:00am today (started at 11:30pm) did whole spine and brain, and so far, so good. Yes, I have a brain! LOL #BabySteps
— Amy Van Dyken-Rouen (@amyvandyken) June 12, 2014
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