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Edwards’ Jaerbyn has ‘mild concussion’ after crash

Sweden's Patrik Jaerbyn, his face covered in blood, receives assistance after crashing during the Men's super-G, at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Swedish veteran Patrik Jaerbyn, who lives in Edwards, crashed badly near the end of his run in Friday’s Super-G and appeared to be knocked unconscious.

The 40-year-old Swede hooked a gate on the Whistler course and was turned in mid air before landing heavily on his back. He bounced on the icy surface before sliding to a stop by the side of the course.

Jaerbyn was brought down the course by toboggan and taken to a hospital. His face was bloodied though he was able to move his hands.

Swedish team doctor Per Liljeholm said Jarebyn’s condition was stable.

“It seems that he has a mild concussion and some amnesia from the fall, but there’s no signs of injury to the spine,” Liljeholm said.

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