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Injured Colorado Olympian moving to rehab hospital

Published On: Jun 12 2014 09:53:09 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2014 10:00:12 AM CDT
Injured Colorado Olympian tweets photos

Gold medalist and Colorado native Amy Van Dyken-Rouen tweeted pictures from her Arizona hospital.


Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen plans to undergo rehabilitation for her severed spine at a suburban Denver hospital.
Van Dyken-Rouen plans to be transferred 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, Arizona, 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. On Thursday morning, after spending most of the night undergoing an MRI, she joked "Yes, I have a brain!"


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