Ondrej Bank Crashes, Ligety Takes Bronze

2015 02 08 Ondrej Bank          AP Photo John Locher
John Dakin, Media Contact for the 2015 World Championships, released the following update:

Czech Republic racer Ondrej Bank crashed off the final Red Tail Jump during Sunday’s Alpine Combined competition at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek.  Bank was treated at the scene and then transported to the Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail for evaluation of a head injury, possible leg injury and facial lacerations.

At the hospital, Bank underwent a CT head scan, which was clear, and the athlete is doing well.  It has been confirmed that Bank suffered a concussion, facial lacerations and a leg contusion.  The hospital, in coordination with the Czech Team doctor, have not determined whether it will be necessary to keep him overnight for observation.

Bank lost a ski just prior to the lip of the jump and crashed through the last gate and into the finish area.  He was promptly attended to by the World Championships medical team and transported by ambulance to the hospital in Vail.

2015 02 08 Ted Ligety          Nathan Bilow/AFP/Getty Images