Previously, The Inquisitr reported Orlando Magic cheerleader Jamie Woode suffered an apparently serious injury during the a game against the Knicks. Now, reports state that while the 31-year old NBA cheerleader suffered three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib, there appears to be no neurological damage.
She is likely to make a full recovery.
The Associated Press reports Woode, a former UCF cheerleader, was unable to recover before going into a stunt that had her tossed high into the air. Her partner was unable to catch her, and she crashed hard onto the hardwood. Woode’s stunt partner, who has not been identified, appeared upset as paramedics tended to her on the court. The injured NBA cheerleader was motionless for a bit, but waved to the crowd as she was carted off on a stretcher.
A statement posted on the Orlando Magic website said Woode and her family are grateful for the support she received.
“Orlando Magic Stunt Team Member Jamie and her family wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” the statement said. “She is in stable condition after suffering three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib while falling during a performance in the Magic’s game against the Knicks on Tuesday night.”
It is unlikely Woode will be making any public appearances anytime soon as the statement also expressed the family’s desire for privacy.
The game resumed after the injury to Woode with the Knicks going on to win 99-89. Carmelo Anthony led New York in scoring with 25 points, eight rebounds and two assists. J.J. Reddick led Orland with 18 points.