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No More Surgery For Russian Olympic Skier Maria Komissarova

Doctors won't continue to operate on Russian freestyle ski cross racer Maria Komissarova, who has undergone two operations since she broke her back while training in Sochi on Saturday.

Komissarova, 23, suffered a fractured vertebrae with a dislocation at the PSX Olympic ski cross venue at Rosa Khutor and underwent a 6 ½ hour operation on Sunday.

President Vladimir Putin visited Komissarova to wish her a speedy recovery before she was transferred to Munich, Germany, for a second operation on Monday.

On Wednesday, following a consultation between local doctors and medical officials flown in from Russia, it was decided that a third surgery will not be necessary, said Mirzali Samedov, head of the Russian Freestyle Federation's medical department, Interfax reported.

Komissarova, whose condition has been described as grave but stable, will continue her rehabilitation at a local medical center, Samedov said.

Komissarova, who won second place at a World Cup event in 2012, was not expected to be a medal contender in the Sochi Olympics.

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