The top center assistant captain and the Wisconsin native was stretchered in the first phase of the team qualifying match against Finland and did not return. After the match, she was seen wearing shorts, crutches and boots.
Decker was tied behind a Finnish net by Ronja Savolainen of Finland and knocked down from behind. She lay on the ice for several minutes before a stretcher was brought to her.
This is the third Olympics for Decker, who won gold in 2018 and silver in 2014. She leads the group in assists in 2018 with three out of five.
The United States won the opening match with a score of 5-2 against Finland to start the qualifying round. The team’s next game is Saturday, February 5 at 7:10 a.m. CT against the Russian Olympic Committee.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/beijing-winter-olympics/brianna-decker-out-rest-of-winter-olympics-for-team-usas-womens-ice-hockey/2748224/ Brianna Decker takes a break from the Winter Olympics for the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team – NBC Chicago