Orlando Magic stunt performer in stable condition at hospital
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
An Orlando Magic stunt performer who fell off the shoulders of another squad member during a routine and landed on her head Tuesday night is still hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition.
Jamie Woode was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center after she fell just after the start of the second quarter of the Magic's 99-89 home loss to the New York Knicks.
"Jamie and her family wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. She is in stable condition after suffering three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib. She suffered no neurological damage and is expected to make a full recovery. She and her family respectfully ask for privacy at this time," Magic spokesman Joel Glass said in a written statement.
The game was delayed for several minutes as paramedics rushed to treat Woode. She was treated for head and neck injuries before being transferred to the hospital Tuesday. At one point, Woode motioned to the crowd and that was received with cheers from fans, coaches and players.
She is a former University of Central Florida cheerleader.