Sochi Olympics Fraught With Injuries

PHOTO: US snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez is carried by paramedics after she fell while competing in the Womens Snowboard Cross seeding runs at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014.
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With Olympians tumbling down slopes, crashing into barriers and flipping over on sleds, it appears the Sochi games have been fraught with injuries.

Click through to find out which athletes got hurt and how.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: In this photo provided by RIA Novosti Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, speaks to skier Maria Komissarova in a hospital in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2014.
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Spinal fracture

Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova fractured her spine during a training run Feb. 15. She underwent a 6.5 hour surgery and has since been airlifted to Germany for further treatment.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: US snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez is carried by paramedics after she fell while competing in the Womens Snowboard Cross seeding runs at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2014.
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Concussion

Snowboarder Jacqueline Hernandez of the United States was carried off the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course on stretchers yesterday. Hernandez screamed as she fell like a rag doll. She suffered from a concussion, and told reporters she didn't remember the accident.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: A track worker is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured when a forerunner bobsled hit him just before the start of the mens two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Broken legs

A Sochi track worker was struck by a bobsled, breaking both legs last Thursday. He was hit by the forerunner, which goes down the track ahead of the athletes to check for safety.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: Slovenias Rok Perko arrives in the finish area after crashing during a mens downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Broken nose

Slovenian alpine skier Rok Perko broke his nose during a training run, bloodying the snow.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: Canadas Marie-Michele Gagnon reacts after the Womens Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014.
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Dislocated shoulder

Canadian skier Marie-Michele Gagnon tweeted that she dislocated her shoulder during a slalom run, but she competed in her other races anyway.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: Sean Greenwood of Ireland brakes after his third run during the mens skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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180-degree flip on sled

Irish skeleton athlete Sean Greenwood was thrown into the air on a curve when his sled flipped over in the middle of a race on Friday. He finished 27th but wasn’t injured.

Olympic Injuries

PHOTO: US Jeremy Abbott falls as he performs during the Mens Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 2014.
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Bad fall

U.S. figure skater Jeremy Abbott fell and crashed into a barrier during his performance, lying on the ice 20 seconds before finishing his program.

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