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Thursday, January 26, 2006
Penn Cheerleader in Good Condition During last night's Penn-LaSalle game at the Palestra, a cheerleading routine went dangerously awry. Natalie Oshin "cartwheeled out of the arms of a male cheerleader who tried to catch her," according to a Daily News report. She fell, hit her head on the floor, and went into convulsions for a minute or so. Her neck was put in a brace before she was placed on a stretcher (picture above by Inquirer's Barbara Johnston) and taken to University of Pennsylvania Hospital. The dailypennsylvanian.com, the student newspaper's Web site, reported she was taken to the surgical intensive care unit, and was in stable condition.
A hospital spokeswoman went further about 8 this morning, saying her condition is good. The definition of "good," she said, means the patient is "conscious and comfortable," and "the prognosis is good to excellent." Oshin, a junior, has a 92.7 save percentage as a goalie for the women's ice hockey club. See club's page on Oshin with her picture.