Canada's Christopher Del Bosco suffers broken pelvis in high-flying crash

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A scary scene descended upon the men’s ski cross competition at Phoenix Park in PyeongChang, as Canadian skier Christopher Del Bosco had to be carried out on a stretcher after a brutal crash. He has been hospitalized with a broken pelvis, per Reuters.

Competing in the eighth heat of the competition, Del Bosco entered one of the final jumps of the race behind the other three competitors and went flying off course, off balance and well higher than his competitors. He appeared to lose his footing on a previous jump, leaving him unprepared to properly navigate the next hill.

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Christopher Del Bosco suffered a brutal crash while competing men’s ski cross. (Getty Images)
Christopher Del Bosco suffered a brutal crash while competing men’s ski cross. (Getty Images)

Del Bosco was attended to for nearly 10 minutes on the side of the course before being carried out via stretcher. The severity of his injuries was unclear, but he seemed to land on his back with his helmet banging against the ground. He was fortunately able to wave to the crowd as he was carried off the course.

Team Canada later released a statement on Twitter saying Del Bosco was being taken to a hospital to be examined by team doctors.

The 35-year-old entered the competition figuring to compete for the podium, as he had previously placed fourth in the ski cross finals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

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