When interviewed in the hotel, SONG Nan said the injury was diagnosed as a concussion with temporary amnesia, but if the recovery goes well, he still wants to compete at TEB.
ISU CoC press center posted an announcement that SONG Nan stayed in the hospital overnight and was discharged on Sunday, he needs to rest for 14 days.
During the interview, SONG wore white chin/neck support, but was in good spirits. He said the neck is not injured, doctors did not say for how long he should wear the chin/neck support. No major problem diagnosed, only concussion. He became sober about 3am and totally could not remember how the accident happened. He kept asking the team doctor whether he competed and how did he finish. He later watched the video clip of collision, and the first area hit was probably the right chin. On the video he briefly talked to the medical staff, but he cannot remember it at all. Right now his teeth have some broken pieces which affect eating and talking.
The collision forced SONG Nan to withdraw from the competition, but he said he was able to accept it. "Maybe everyone was highly concentrated during the competition, and accidents happen." When asked whether he will stop training and competing in the next two weeks, he said: "Probably not, I think the doctor was conservative. If there is not much of a problem, I can try to remove the chin/neck support and adapt to training. There are competitions coming up, if recovery goes well I will participate in TEB. The pre-Olympic season is very important, but it has been a bumpy year for me. "
Finally, SONG Nan asked his fans not to worry, "currently my chin hurts a bit and the back of the head feels very heavy, but there should not be any problem."