Connor Fields Out From ICU After BMX Incident
Olympic BMX gold medalist Connor Fields is out from the intensive care unit but remains hospitalized following a scary crash at the Tokyo Olympics.
Fields was the favorite for the BMX title at the Olympics, five years after winning the first gold medal in BMX for the United States. Unfortunately, his title defense abruptly ended when he crashed head-first after tangling with Romain Mathieu of France during his semifinal matchup on July 29.
Fields was immediately seen by medical personnel and taken to the hospital. It was later revealed that he suffered a broken rib, bruised lung and a brain hemorrhage from his crash in the semifinals.
USA Cycling confirmed on July 31 that the 28-year-old American has since not had any new bleeding or head injuries.
“The doctors reported that Fields sustained a brain hemorrhage at the venue. 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,” the statement continued. “Fields has been moved out of the critical care unit and will remain in the hospital until cleared.”
We are pleased to report that @connorfields11 has been moved out of the critical care unit here in Tokyo after his crash in the Olympic BMX Racing semifinals.
— USA Cycling (@usacycling) July 31, 2021
Fields will remain in the hospital until he is cleared to leave. Fields’ father, Michael Fields, spoke to USA Today and gave more information about his son. “Cognitively, he’s doing well. He knows where he is. He knows his birthday. He recognizes people.”
Michael hopes that his son will be cleared in the next five days.