Ski jumper Morgenstern hospitalized after crash

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TAUPLITZ, Austria (AP) - Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized with unknown injuries on Friday after crashing during training for a ski flying World Cup this weekend.

Morgenstern lost his balance in the air, turned over to the left and landed on his back and head. He briefly lost consciousness but was able to speak shortly afterward, the Austria Press Agency reported.

It's the second heavy crash for Morgenstern in the Olympic season, after he smashed on the snow following a jump at the World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, on Dec. 15.

The 27-year-old Morgenstern recovered quickly from that mishap and finished runner-up to fellow Austrian Thomas Diethart in the Four Hills Tour last week.

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