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Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, 6-time Olympic gold medalist, severs spinal cord in ATV crash Published: June 10, 2014

Six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen completely severed her spinal cord in an ATV accident near her Arizona home and is in intensive care in a Scottsdale hospital, the Denver Post reports.

Van Dyken-Rouen, 41, is at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, where she is in "good spirits," her husband, Tom Rouen, said Monday.

Van Dyken-Rouen, who was injured Friday near the couple's Arizona home, is in the third day of a critical period and is showing signs of improving, Rouen said.

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