American BMX rider Connor Fields suffered a brain hemorrhage at the Olympics but now 'knows his birthday'

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American BMX rider Connor Fields suffered a brain hemorrhage at the Olympics but now 'knows his birthday'
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Connor Fields crashed at his bike at the 2020 Olympic Games, suffered an injury, but is now out of critical care.
Connor Fields. Photos by Pete Dovgan/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Image
  • The BMX rider who suffered a horror crash is out of critical care but remains in hospital.

  • American athlete Connor Fields suffered a bleed on the brain during an Olympic race.

  • He now "knows where he is. He knows his birthday," according to his father, Mike Fields.

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Connor Fields, the American BMX rider who was injured in a horror crash at the Olympics on Thursday, is out of critical care but remains hospitalized.

The athlete crashed early in the final heat of this week's semifinal, having already qualified for the Olympic final.

He suffered a brain hemorrhage at the venue, was transported away on a backboard, and was driven to St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo in an ambulance.

In the days since, there's been "no additional bleeding and no new injuries found," according to a USA Cycling statement.

The organization added that the Chief Medical Officer of USA Cycling, together with members of the medical team, and cycling coaches, stayed with Fields.

It said: "Fields has been moved out of the critical care unit and will remain in the hospital until cleared."

His father, Mike Fields, told USA Today: "Cognitively, he's doing well. He knows where he is. He knows his birthday. He recognizes people.''

Mike Fields added that they hope the Olympian will be released from the hospital in five days. He would then be flown back to the States.

Fields had "extremely good care" in Tokyo, his father said.

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