Local BMX racer Connor Fields to be released from Tokyo hospital

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BMX racer Connor Fields, who was injured successful a convulsive crash during the Olympic Games, volition beryllium released from a Tokyo infirmary Thursday.

Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, main aesculapian serviceman for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, made that announcement regarding Fields, who went to Green Valley High School and UNLV.

Fields sustained a concussion and rib and lung injuries during the semifinals and was transported to St. Luke’s International Hospital successful Tokyo.

He volition instrumentality to Henderson for rehabilitation.

Fields, 28, won the golden medal successful 2016 successful Rio de Janeiro and was favored to repeat. He besides competed successful the 2012 London Games, finishing seventh.

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