Russian ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin was taken to hospital after a horror fall in training for the Olympic Games large hill event on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old crashed to the ground at the RusSki jumping centre and was stretchered away off the course with his head in a brace and then on to hospital.
He was the 37th jumper to descend the hill.
In the aftermath of the incident, the training session was cancelled.
However, Alexander Uvarov, the president of the Russian ski jumping and Nordic skiing federation, said that Maksimochkin had escaped serious injury.
"There are no serious consequences. He has some damage to his rib cage," said Uvarov.
"According to the doctors, he will be allowed to go home on Thursday and he will receive more treatment."
Uvarov added that Maksimochkin will take no further part in the Olympics.
Date created : 2014-02-12