Canadian snowboarding star Mark McMorris is in a Vancouver hospital after suffering several injuries in a backcountry snowboarding accident on Saturday.
Canada Snowboard says the Regina native is recovering from a broken jaw, broken left arm, ruptured spleen, stable pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed left lung.
The 23-year-old Olympic bronze medallist underwent two surgeries over the weekend to control bleeding and to repair the jaw and arm fractures.
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Canadian team doctor Rodney French says both operations went well.
Patrick Jarvis, Canada Snowboard’s executive director, says McMorris will be “prepared for the rehabilitation required to make a comeback to competition leading into (the 2018 Olympics).”