Austrian snowboardcross champ off to hospital after accident
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – World champion snowboarder Max Schairer of Austria has been transported to the hospital to test for a concussion after a nasty wipeout in the Winter X Games snowboardcross semifinals.
Schairer, the 2009 champion who is scheduled to compete at the Vancouver Olympics next month, got tangled up in a wreck involving three of the six riders Saturday in a race over a tight course filled with turns and jumps.
X Games medical staff say Schairer had feeling in all his extremities, was breathing normally but was stabilized and taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
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