Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle, seen in a file photo, will be starting her 21st and final Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this afternoon in Deshka Landing. ERIN CORNELIUSSEN/FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - Rohn, Alaska
Updated: Aliy Zirkle suffers concussion, other injuries in fall on Iditarod Trail
Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle suffered a concussion and multiple other injuries after a "significant impact" on the Iditarod Trail en route to Rohn on Monday night and was airlifted to Anchorage for medical care.
According to Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Zirkle sustained the injuries after a fall on the trail. Rohn is about 188 miles into the race.
Zirkle was in stable but guarded condition Tuesday, according to an Iditarod news release. She was released from the hospital Tuesday morning and was resting in Anchorage with family until they can drive back to their home. She officially scratched from the race on Monday.
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