Injured Olympian plans to move to rehab hospital

FILE - In this March 1, 2001 file photo, Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken, right, and Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen pose before going into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame dinner in Denver. Van Dyken has a severed spine after an accident on her all-terrain vehicle in Arizona. A hospital spokeswoman didn't provide details Monday on the injuries. The swimmer was hurt Friday night, June 6, 2014, and told emergency workers at the scene she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Injured Olympian plans to move to rehab hospital

FILE - In this March 1, 2001 file photo, Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken, right, and Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen pose before going into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame dinner in Denver. Van Dyken has a severed spine after an accident on her all-terrain vehicle in Arizona. A hospital spokeswoman didn't provide details Monday on the injuries. The swimmer was hurt Friday night, June 6, 2014, and told emergency workers at the scene she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

DENVER (AP) -- Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen plans to undergo rehabilitation for her severed spine at a suburban Denver hospital.

Van Dyken-Rouen plans to be transferred sometime next week to Craig Hospital, which specializes in spinal cord injuries. Her husband, former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen, told The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/1loXCy7 ) that she may still need to undergo a second surgery at the Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital where she has been since she was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Friday night.

Tom Rouen says the family doesn't know if she will be paralyzed, saying ''we're going to take it day by day.''

Van Dyken-Rouen remains upbeat in her Twitter posts. On Thursday morning, after spending most of the night undergoing an MRI, she joked ''Yes, I have a brain!''

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