Sweden’s Patrik Jaerbyn suffers massive crash in Winter Olympics super G and is airlifted off piste

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on February 19, 2010 12:45 pm

It seemed like it was only a matter of time, with brutal course conditions on the Dave Murray piste on Whistler mountain.

Patrik Jaerbyn suffered a horrific fall in the super G at the Winter Olympics on Friday.  The 40-year-old Swedish veteran caught an edge and was launched air born.  He was turned upside down in the air, and landed on his back.  The fall looked to temporarily knock Jerbyn out as he slid motionless down the hill.  He was moving just a bit soon after, but he still had to be airlifted off the mountain.

As the course conditions begin to break down, this super G, which was already dangerous earlier in the day, is getting frightening.  The race is currently on hold.  We’ll update you on Jaerbyn’s condition when news is made available.

 

UPDATE:  Jaerbyn should be released from a Vancouver hosptial tomorrow.

 

 

 

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