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Friday, February 15, 2002
Anderson satisfactory after training accident

Associated Press

SNOWBASIN, Utah -- A member of the Canadian Alpine skiing team was in satisfactory condition Friday morning after being injured in a training accident and airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City.

David Anderson, 22, from Rossland, British Columbia, has soft-tissue injuries and a possible concussion, said Jess Gomez, a spokesman for LDS Hospital. Though it was initially thought he might have multiple fractures to his arms and legs, Gomez said that's not the case.

"He was admitted to hospital primary for observation, but he is alert, conscious and speaking with medical personnel," Gomez said.

Friday was an off day in the alpine program, but Anderson was doing a training run. The men's super giant slalom is scheduled for Saturday.

"He was warming up for the Super G on the race hill and he hit a cable from a grooming machine," said Joze Sparovec, leader of the Canadian Alpine team.

Anderson finished 38th in the downhill last Sunday. The Super G was scheduled to be his final race at the Salt Lake City Games.