Maria Komissarova, a Russian freestyle skier, was severely injured during a training accident in Sochi, and now has no feeling in her body from the waist down, according to Yahoo Sports.
Komissarova, 23, crashed on Feb. 15 during a training run. She fractured the 12th dorsal vertebrae, located in her lower back. During emergency surgery that lasted more than six hours, a metal rod was implanted into her spine. At the time, doctors did not give a prognosis, but listed her condition as "grave but stable."
On Feb. 16, Komissarova was airlifted to Germany for further treatment, but not before she received a visit from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who wished her well.
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