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Worker injured by bobsled during preparatory run

A track worker is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured when a forerunner bobsled hit him just before the start of the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
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A track worker is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured when a forerunner bobsled hit him just before the start of the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A worker at the Sochi bobsled track was struck by a bobsled just prior to the start of the two-man bobsled training. The worker has a broken leg and potentially a concussion, according to the AP.

The worker was struck by a forerunner, a bobsled sent down the track prior to training beginning. As USA Today notes, track announcers will say "Sled on the tracks" to prepare workers for the impending arrival of a sled.

"We still do not know why he was in this zone and exactly what happened," IOC president Thomas Bach said. "The information we have so far is that he has a broken leg and maybe a concussion. We are following up on this matter."

Below, some photos of the crash scene:

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Track workers pick up debris where a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before the men's two-man bobsled …

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A track worker repairs some lights that were damaged after a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before …

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A forerunner bobsled goes down the track in turn five just before the start of the men's two-man bobsled training …

The session was delayed about 35 minutes while workers tended to the track.

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