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Winter Olympics: German freestyle cross skier Woerner injured in horror crash

Published on Feb 21, 2014 11:14 PM
 
Germany's Anna Woerner is carried off course by medical staff following a fall during the women's freestyle skiing skicross quarter-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, on Friday, Feb 21, 2014. German Anna Woerner suffered a fracture in her right knee after a heavy fall during the quarter-finals of the Olympic women's freestyle skiing cross on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (REUTERS) - German Anna Woerner suffered a fracture in her right knee after a heavy fall during the quarter-finals of the Olympic women's freestyle skiing cross on Friday.

The 24-year-old's leg appeared to give way on impact as she hit the icy landing slope after losing control on a big jump.

She turned cartwheels before coming to rest and received lengthy medical attention, then was taken off the course on a stretcher.

"Anna Woerner has suffered a fracture of the tibial plateau in her right knee in her fall. The injury is currently not being treated by surgery," the German Ski Association said via its Twitter account on Friday evening.

 
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