Morgenstern in hospital after second horror crash


VIENNA: Olympic ski jumping champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized on Friday after suffering another serious crash during training at Tauplitz. The spectacular fall, his second in a month, saw Morgenstern lose balance in mid-air and land heavily on his back and head before sliding lifelessly to the bottom of the slope. The 27-year-old, one of Austria’s leading gold medal hopes for the Sochi Winter Olympics which get underway on February 7, briefly lost consciousness and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with “serious skull injuries and a lung contusion.


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