FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, Rowan Cheshire of Britain flies above the lip of the halfpipe during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix freestyle skiing qualifications in Frisco, Colo. Cheshire sustained a concussion during practice at the Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She said in a Twitter message on Monday that she still doesn't remember much from the day before. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

British halfpipe skier Cheshire out of Olympics

February 18, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) British freestyle skier Rowan Cheshire will miss Wednesday night's debut of women's halfpipe with a concussion.

Cheshire spent the night in the hospital after crashing during training over the weekend. She was treated and released but British team officials pulled her out of the competition because she needs more time to recover.

British coach Pat Sharples said the team is relieved the 18-year-old Cheshire is ''on the mend'' but didn't want to risk further injury.

Cheshire tweeted a graphic photo of herself after the crash. She had several lacerations on her face and a bandage above her right eye.

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