Injured Russian Olympic Skier Evacuated To Germany
SOCHI, Russia (AP) ? The Russian freestyle federation says injured Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been airlifted to Germany for further treatment after surgery on her fractured spine.
The 23-year-old Komissarova crashed during a training run Saturday, fracturing the 12th dorsal vertebrae in her lower-middle back, and underwent emergency surgery lasting 6 ? hours.
The sports federation issued a state late Sunday saying Komissarova "is being transferred today on a special air flight" to Munich, Germany, where she was likely to undergo further surgery.
Source: Associated Press