Canadian ski cross racer Del Bosco in stable condition after serious crash

Canadian ski cross racer Del Bosco in stable condition after serious crash

By CBC Sports

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco suffered what looked to be a serious crash during the men's 1/8 final on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

Dr. Bob McCormack, Chief Medical Officer for Team Canada, confirmed to CBC Sports that Del Bosco is in stable condition with a suspected pelvis injury.

The Canadian Olympic Committee will provide an update on Del Bosco's status on Thursday in Pyeongchang.

On the second-to-last jump, Del Bosco, sitting last, tried to climb through the air to put himself in qualifying position.

But Del Bosco lost control mid-air as his head whipped back and he fell awkwardly on his right side. Medics were immediately on the scene to assist the Montreal resident.

Del Bosco stayed down for about 10 minutes before being taken off the hill on a stretcher at Phoenix Snow Park. He gave a thumbs-up as he was being carried off.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Canadian finished fourth in the event in Vancouver 2010, and was looking to earn his first Olympic medal.

Del Bosco was the third athlete of the event forced to be taken of on a medical sled. France's Terence Tchiknavorian landed awkwardly after a jump and appeared to injure his right leg. Austria's Christoph Wahrstoetter became tangled up in the fence after colliding with Sweden's Erik Mobaerg.

Canadian Brady Leman would go on to capture gold.

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With files from The Canadian Press