Austrian Markus Schairer breaks neck during snowboard cross event in horrifying crash at Winter Olympics

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer was involved in a horrifying crash on Thursday while competing in the men’s snowboard cross competition. Schairer lost control in midair near the end of the run and landed directly on his back. Schairer broke a bone in his neck, but is now said to be in stable condition.

The 2018 Winter Olympics featured another terrifying crash on Thursday, this time in the men’s snowboard cross event.

Heading into the second to last jump of the run as he attempted to gain ground on the leaders, Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer lost control in the air. He

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