Sochi Olympics: Track worker suffers two broken legs after being hit by bobsled

Feb 12, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Track workers repair the ice prior to the mens speed skating 1000m at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday morning, there was a scary scene on the bobsled track. A track worker on the course was hit by a forerunner sled, which is a bobsled used to test conditions of the track, and transported to a local hospital.

His condition was immediately unknown, but now an update has been provided and the track worker suffered two broken legs during the accident.

“A worker was struck in the run-off area beyond the finish but we are not sure yet how it happened,” President of the IOC Thomas Bach said, via CBS Sports. “According to our information he has suffered two compound fractures in the legs but he arrived conscious at the hospital.”

The luge team relay will still take place on Thursday morning at its scheduled time.

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Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Bobsled, Bobsledding, Sochi Olympics

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