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Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in crash

Markus Schairer took a nasty spill on a jump
Posted: 8:17 PM, Feb 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-16 02:17:34Z

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer broke his neck after a crash during the quarterfinals of the snowboard cross.

The video, shared by journalist Lukas Zahrer, said that Schairer suffered a cervical vertebral fracture, but doctors feared no long term damage.

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.