Report: Oliver Townend Still at the Hospital

The latest official report is that Oliver is fine, but remained in the hospital last night.

According to British Eventing:

Unfortunately due to several minor injuries, Oliver was not discharged from hospital. He has not sustained any head injuries but will remain in hospital for observation of his minor fractures. He will therefore not be able to complete the Rolex Kentucky three day event.”

On Saturday afternoon, Oliver’s Facebook announced that he had been released from the hospital.  I contacted a source who is very close to the British team who confirmed that they were at the hospital picking Oliver up.  The USEA and the Chronicle both also reported that Oliver was released from the hospital.

This morning, the post reporting that Oliver was released has been deleted from his Facebook and the latest post is the (above) release from BE.

The latest that I have heard is that the British contingent heard that Oliver was fine and could leave the hospital, Oliver’s people posted the FB status, they went to the hospital to pick Oliver up, and then learned that he would have to stay the night.  Word is that the “fractures” talked about above are cracked ribs and a cracked collarbone.

As of late Saturday, Oliver was listed in “fair” condition at the hospital.

That’s all the information that I have at this time, and I apologize for the error.


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