Family Members and Physicians Decide to Cancel Press Conference for Injured Sarah Burke

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 16, 2012 10:02 am

There had been a news conference scheduled for 10:00 am MT at the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center today to provide an update to the status of skier Sarah Burke’s condition after her fall last week while training for the X-Games.

As of this morning, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association issued a release just prior to the press conference to announce it had been “canceled indefinitely” It is our understanding that Sarah’s Health Care Team continues to run additional tests on the skier, making any kind of statement on her status too early to predict.

According to the statement, family members made the decision to cancel the conference after discussing the latest neurological tests and assessments with her doctors.

Physicians and family of the injured freestyle skier were set to speak and answer any questions from the media. Scheduled to provide the latest update on Sarah’s current condition were William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Neurosurgery, and Sarah’s attending physician Safdar Ansari, M.D., who is an assistant professor, part of the Division of Neurocritical Care, the Department of Neurology. Rory Bushfield, Sarah’s husband was also slated to speak on her behalf as well.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, friends and fans are encouraged to continue posting well wishes and sharing information on Sarah’s Facebook page and can use #believeinSarah.