Olympic Ice Worker Stable After Getting Hit By Bobsled, Breaking Both Legs

Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh MenA Russian ice worker is in stable condition after being hit by a stray bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The man, who Sochi Olympics officials declined to identify, broke both of his legs when he was struck by a bobsled Thursday. The bobsled was sent down the track empty to make sure conditions were OK for competition to start. Two other workers fled the ice safely. It’s unclear why they were still on the track or why the injured man could not get out of the way.

The unidentified worker was airlifted to a hospital and had surgery Thursday night.

“The operation went smoothly,” Sochi organizing committee spokeswoman Alexandra Kosterina said Friday. “He’s conscious. He’s stable. He’s good right now.”

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