Austrian champ off to hospital after X Games crash |

Austrian champ off to hospital after X Games crash

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – 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 boardercross 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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