Injured Orlando Magic cheerleader in stable condition after falling on her head
Jamie Woode, a former college cheerleader and Magic Stunt Team member, fell during a routine and was wheeled off the floor on a stretcher during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks, Tuesday,Nov. 13, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. / AP Photo/John Raoux
ORLANDO, Fla. A cheerleader and stunt team member is in stable condition after falling on her head during a performance at an Orlando Magic game.
In a statement released by the Magic on Wednesday, the family of 31-year-old Jamie Woode says she suffered three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib. But there were no signs of neurological damage and she's expected to make a full recovery.
Woode lost her footing and fell to the floor during a routine between the first and second quarter of the Magic's 99-89 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
She was carted off on a stretcher, but waved her hands as she was wheeled away.
The Magic Stunt Team is comprised mostly of former UCF cheerleaders and is contracted for performances by the team.
According to CBS affiliate WKMG, after the game, Magic head coach Jacques Vaughn spoke about Woode before discussing basketball.
"I think our thoughts and prayers should be acknowledged for the young lady who fell," Vaughn said.
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