U.S. bobsled officials said Tuesday that Olsen, who is from San Antonio, went to a hospital in the coastal city of Gangneung on Monday and is trying to recover so he can compete in events starting Feb. 18.
USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Darrin Steele says officials are “heartbroken for Justin, but he’s shown us over the years that he’s capable of overcoming adversity.”
Officials say they’re discussing options if Olsen can’t race.
Pyeongchang is Olsen’s third Olympics. He was on the four-man gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Vancouver Games. He’s a sergeant in the New York National Guard and a member of the Army’s Word Class Athlete Program, which allows elite athletes to train and compete as part of their military duties.