SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS4) – Colorado Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has left the intensive care unit at the hospital she’s staying at in Arizona after severing her spine in an ATV accident in Arizona.
Van Dyken-Rouen, the 46-year-old swimmer, used social media Monday morning to report she had a rough night in pain due to her back and broken ribs. But she also posted a photo showing her smiling and her family says she is generally in good spirits.
The part-time Colorado resident was injured on June 6 when she was riding an ATV in the parking lot of a restaurant and lost control and took a big fall.
Van Dyken-Rouen is expected to come to Craig Hospital in Englewood for rehabilitation this week.
Van Dyken-Rouen is a graduate of Colorado State University and married former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen. In the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 she won four gold medals and then won two more in the Syndey Olympics in 1998.