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Scheiber breaks shoulder blade in Chamonix crash

 Austria's Mario Scheiber celebrates in the finish area after arriving fourth in an alpine ski men's World Cup downhill race, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, ...
 Austria's Mario Scheiber speeds down the course to take the fourth place in an alpine ski men's World Cup downhill race, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Satu...

Austria Alpine Skiing World Cup

Austria's Mario Scheiber celebrates in the finish area after arriving fourth in an alpine ski men's World Cup downhill race, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, ...

Austria Alpine Skiing World Cup

Austria's Mario Scheiber speeds down the course to take the fourth place in an alpine ski men's World Cup downhill race, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Satu...

Austrian skier Mario Scheiber broke his right shoulder blade and fractured his sinuses but escaped without serious head injuries Thursday after crashing during a World Cup downhill training run.
A week after Austrian teammate Hans Grugger was seriously injured during a training run on the Streif course in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Scheiber lost control of his skis Thursday after a right turn and flew into the safety net.
He was airlifted to the nearby Sallanches hospital, and Austrian team doctor Martin Gruber said he was "responsive and in stable condition."
"Mario has broken his right shoulder blade. Also, he broke his nasal bone and fractured his sinuses," Gruber said in a statement. "The good news is, there are no bleedings in the brain. Skull, backbone, arms and legs are all unhurt.
He added that the 27-year-old Scheiber would remain hospitalized overnight for monitoring.
Scheiber finished fourth in the World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel.
Grugger needed emergency brain surgery after his near-fatal crash last week, and has been kept in an induced coma at a hospital in Innsbruck. Doctors began the process of waking him on Tuesday.


Updated : 2021-04-15 07:56 GMT+08:00