Emily Batty (Canada) is riding injured today. According to her partner Adam Morka, she took a crash on the fastest downhill section of the course Tuesday, August 7. Its a small rock table top on the fastest downhill near the very end of the course. She essentially came in with too much speed and the back wheel bucked her over the bars, she got launched over the handlebars at 40+KPH.
"She has a insignificant cracked/broken clavicle (right side) . The way it is broken, it is quite stable. Its bone against bone and has very little chance of displacing itself because they are both pushing on each other. She saw one of the best orthopedic doctors at the Olympic Village. The doc said, 'if I didn't see the x ray, I would have gave you a pat on the back and told you to get back on your bike' her strength and range of motion blew him away. However she is really sore everywhere and will need some serious tape to feel confident riding. The doctors visited Emily August 9th. They did thorough physical testing and also watched her riding on the Olympic course. August 9th she was given the green light by Doctors to go ahead and race on August 11th. Ultimately the decision was up to Emily."
"She is really banged up both shoulders really bad, ribs are bad, most likely broken rib right side. Hands cut up, leg abrasions everywhere and also on her hips."