MUNICH -- Olympic skicross racer Maria
Komissarova of Russia remains
confident of walking again despite having no feeling in her legs.
The 23-year-old Komissarova remains in a Munich rehabilitation center after breaking her spine at the Sochi Winter Games. She will remain there for at least three months, a spokesman for the Russian freestyle ski federation told the Interfax news agency.
Komissarova crashed during a training run on Feb. 15, fracturing the 12th dorsal vertebrae in her lower-middle back. She underwent emergency surgery lasting 6 ½ hours at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, a day before being airlifted to Germany for further treatment.
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