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Skier Burke remains in critical condition

Published: Friday, Jan. 13 2012 4:51 p.m. MST

FILE - This is an Oct. 14, 2008 file photo showing Canadian skier Sarah Burke attending the 29th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards Dinner in New York. Burke remains in a coma, a day after she was airlifted from the mountains of Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital with serious injuries after a training accident in the superpipe. Peter Judge, CEO of the Canadian freestyle team, says Burke's family is at the hospital, and an update on Burke's condition is expected later Wednesday.  (Evan Agostini, File, Associated Press) FILE - This is an Oct. 14, 2008 file photo showing Canadian skier Sarah Burke attending the 29th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards Dinner in New York. Burke remains in a coma, a day after she was airlifted from the mountains of Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital with serious injuries after a training accident in the superpipe. Peter Judge, CEO of the Canadian freestyle team, says Burke's family is at the hospital, and an update on Burke's condition is expected later Wednesday. (Evan Agostini, File, Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY — Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remains in critical condition two days after surgery to repair a tear to an artery that caused bleeding in her brain.

She is being closely monitored in the Neuro Critical Care Unit at University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Safdar Ansari is coordinating a team of doctors caring for the 29-year-old skier.

In a statement released by Burke's publicist, Ansari says doctors are focused on the "primary injury and preventing secondary brain damage," as well as managing other injuries from Tuesday's accident at the superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort.

He says more time is needed before any prognosis can be determined.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday at the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center.

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