Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in crash

Markus Schairer took a nasty spill on a jump
Posted: 8:17 PM, Feb 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-15 21:17:34-05
Austrian snowboarder breaks neck in crash

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.