Olympic gold-medal favourite Mark McMorris of Regina suffered a fractured a rib during a crash Saturday while competing in the Winter X Games slopestyle finals in Aspen, Colorado.
The Regina native caught his snowboard on the lip of a rail and went sliding down the bar on his right side before landing hard on the snow. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes before riding down the hill under his own power.
McMorris was taken to hospital, where X-rays showed he had a fractured rib, X Games officials said.
He finished second in the event on the strength of an earlier run.