Saturday, January 25, 2014

McMorris Suffers Injury At Winter X Games

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.

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