Norway's ski jumper Daniel-Andre Tande is reportedly in a stable condition after crashing badly in training ahead of today's World Cup event in Planica.
The 27-year-old Olympic team champion lost control over his left ski as he set off at 100 kilometres per hour, rotated in the air and landed heavily on the slope.
He slid all the way down the hill and had to be treated for almost 30 minutes before being flown by helicopter to the Ljubljana Medical Centre.
The International Skiing Federation (FIS) posted on Twitter that Tande was in stable condition.
A few hours later Norway's team manager Clas Brede Braathen told media that the popular athlete had suffered a broken collarbone but no life-threatening injuries were detected in the initial tests.
"Daniel will be kept in a coma until at least tomorrow to reduce the stress on his brain," Braathen told Norwegian TV station NRK.
Norway's national coach Daniel Stöckl also confirmed that the four-time world champion was in stable condition. "One can only hope for the best that everything is fine with him," the Austrian said to NRK.