Feb 14, 2014, 4:10 AM EDT
The men’s alpine skiing slalom field may be without one of its favorites next week.
German slalom specialist Felix Neureuther is being examed for whiplash following a car accident on Friday, Reuters reported. Neureuther, 29, was on his way to the airport to travel to Sochi but an icy road was an issue.
He is being examined to see if he can complete next week. The men’s giant slalom starts on Wednesday.
“He hit the crash barrier on a slippery, snowy road,” Ralph Eder told Reuters, adding that Neureuther was able to continue driving after the accident.
“His doctor is examining him now for whiplash.”
Neureuther won a World Cup giant slalom and two slaloms last month, including the prestigious Kitzbuehel slalom.
- Boston Marathon to move forward with traditional spectacle of a finish 0
- Boston Marathon men’s preview 0
- Boston Marathon women’s preview 0
- Miracle on Ice hockey player selling his Olympic gold medal 1
- Evelyn Furtsch Ojeda is first female U.S. Olympic champion to reach 100 years old 0
- Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic leg used in testimony 0
- Summer Sanders returns to run Boston Marathon again 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (55)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (46)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (37)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)