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Orlando Magic stunt performer to recover

Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An Orlando Magic stunt team performer escaped permanent damage after falling onto the court during a halftime show, the team said Wednesday.

Jamie Woode, 31, suffered fractures but no neurological damage at Tuesday's Magic-New York Knicks game when she fell from the shoulders of a teammate during a routine, Magic spokesman Joel Glass said in a statement.

"She is in stable condition after suffering three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib," Glass said. "She suffered no neurological damage and is expected to make a full recovery. She and her family respectfully asks for privacy at this time."

Woode, a former University of Central Florida cheerleader, remained hospitalized at Orlando Regional Medical Center after the incident, which was witnessed by a crowd of more than 18,000, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Paramedics rushed onto the court after Woode landed on her head, removing her on a stretcher after several minutes as the two teams waited at their benches to take the court for the second half.

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