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Ski jumper Morgenstern ‘stable’ after crash

January 11, 2014

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern remains in stable condition, a day after the Austrian suffered skull injuries and a bruised lung in a ski flying crash.

The Austrian ski federation says Morgenstern underwent a positive medical test in a hospital in Salzburg early Saturday.

The federation says “his condition remains stable and the night went without complications at all.”

Morgenstern will be monitored in the intensive care until at least Monday.

The 27-year-old Morgenstern crashed while training for this weekend’s World Cup event. During his second jump of the day, his skis touched each other and he lost his balance in the air, turned over to the left and landed on his back and head. He briefly lost consciousness but was responsive again shortly afterward.

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