David Anderson was released from Salt Lake City Hospital Sunday after suffering multiple injuries in his Friday training incident. The 22-year-old Rossland, B.C. native suffered back, shoulder and ankle injuires, as well as a concussion, while training for the Olympic super-G at Utah's Snowbasin Ski Area. Anderson suffered a compression fracture to a vertebrae in his mid to lower back. The skier also incurred soft-tissue injuries to his right hamstring, left ankle and shoulder after hitting a snow-grooming machine cable. Anderson moved back into the Olympic Village after leaving hospital Sunday. His condition will continue to be monitored.
“He will remain under the care of Canadian medical personnel for three or four days before he returns to Canada,” said Alpine Canada spokesman Steve Keogh. “He's feeling pretty stiff,” added Keogh. “He can walk but he's hobbling because of the ankle and hamstring.”
Alpine Canada plans to conduct its own investigation into the accident.