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Injured Russian Olympic Skier Evacuated To Germany

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February 16, 2014 AT 9:44 AM
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been airlifted to Germany for further treatment after surgery on her fractured spine, the Russian freestyle ski federation said Sunday. The 23-year-old Komissarova crashed during a training run Saturday, fracturing the 12th dorsal vertebrae in her lower-middle back, and underwent emergency surgery lasting 6 1/2 hours. ''Masha Komissarova was rendered all necessary medical care at this stage by Russian doctors,'' the federation said in a statement. ''By the decision of her relatives, she is being sent for further treatment to a clinic in Munich, Germany, specializing in the treatment of this kind of injury.''