Doctors in Austria told reporters Morgenstern was out of mortal danger Saturday but remained in intensive care with serious head and lung injuries suffered in the spill during a practice session in Bad Mittendorf.
Morgenstern's injuries will likely have an effect on the jumping competition at next month's Winter Olympics. Russia's R-Sport said Morgenstern was among the elite competitors in the sport. He won two gold medals at the 2006 games and a third in 2010. He is also a three-time world champion in ski-flying, which uses larger hills and producers greater distances in the air.
Morgenstern was practicing for a World Cup ski-flying event when he took his high-speed spill.
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