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World Champion Albrecht Suffers Horrific Crash

In what can only be described as one of the most horrific crashes I have ever witnessed in skiing, the reigning world champion in the combined, Daniel Albrecht has been left in a coma after crashing on his last training run before the World Cup in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Apparently, the timing of his jump was off, which left him to uncontrollably fly in the air and crash hard into the hill.

The Swiss skiier was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter and has was placed into an induced coma, due to the seriousness of his head injuries. The Swiss team spokeswoman Diana Faeh said “Daniel is in a stable condition now. He woke up briefly but doctors placed him in an artificial coma . “He will be transported to a hospital in Innsbruck for further examinations on his injuries. Albrecht had a lung contusion and swelling of the brain. The induced coma is designed to allow the brain to recover.”

Albrecht is the super-combined world champion and has four career World Cup victories

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