U.S. BMX Racer Connor Fields Moved Out of ICU After Suffering Brain Hemorrhage in Crash During Event at Tokyo Olympics

Medics prepare to carry away on a stretcher Connor Fields of the United States after he crashed at the first bend in the men’s BMX Racing semifinals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

American BMX racer Connor Fields has been moved out of intensive care after crashing during the semifinals at the Tokyo Games, USA Cycling said.

Fields, 28, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the frightening crash Friday, the sport’s national governing body said in a statement.

“After a night in the ICU, the doctors are pleased to report that there has been no additional bleeding, and no new injuries were found,” USA Cycling said. “Fields has been moved out of the critical care unit and will remain in the hospital until cleared.”

Fields’ father, Mike Fields, told USA Today that the results seemed positive so far.

“Cognitively, he’s doing well,” he told the newspaper. “He knows where he is. He knows his birthday. He recognizes people.’’

Fields left the course on a stretcher after crashing in the first turn in the semifinals.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Phil Helsel