Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer broke his neck after a crash during the quarterfinals of the snowboard cross.
— Lukas Zahrer (@ZaraLuk) February 15, 2018
The video, shared by journalist Lukas Zahrer, said that Schairer suffered a cervical vertebral fracture, but doctors feared no long term damage.
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A translated statement from the Austrian Olympic website confirmed , saying Schairer fractured his fifth cervical vertebra and neurological impairments are not present.
The Associated Press reported that Schairer's Olympics are done, and eh is headed back home.