Swiss ski jumper and former Olympic champion Simon Ammann was knocked unconscious during a violent crash while competing in the prestigious Four Hills Tour on Tuesday.
Ammann, who was eighth after the first round, took a horrifying, head-first spill after landing from his 450-foot second effort.
There was no immediate update on his condition but images showed the 33-year-old bloodied and unconscious while being treated by paramedics.
Swiss media outlets later reported that Amman had regained consciousness upon reaching a hospital in Salzburg but the extent of his injuries remains unclear.
Simon Ammann is in stable condition and conscious, he can move all parts of his body and will stay in the hospital for further examinations.
— FIS Ski Jumping (@FISskijumping) January 6, 2015
Amman was a double Olympic champion at both the 2002 and 2010 games, and also won gold medals at the World Championships in 2007 and 2010.