Saskatchewan snowboarder Mark McMorris broke his leg at an event in California.
“He went through quite a bit of trauma yesterday of course, with that fall on his second run,” Mark’s dad, Don told News Talk Radio on Monday.
McMorris took a brutal fall after trying to land a front-side 1440 triple cork at the Air and Style snowboarding event in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was waiting for surgery on Monday afternoon.
“Pretty good, he’s frustrated a little bit, he was certainly looking forward to finishing off the rest of the year,” Don said. “He had such a good start to the start of the year and was looking forward to doing well in the event yesterday.”
Doctors have said McMorris’ outlook for a full recovery is good because there were no torn ligaments or knee damage.
“With a number of months of rehabilitation, roughly up to six – he should be as good as new,” Don McMorris explained.
Mark McMorris released a statement about his injury.
“I want to thank my family, friends, fans and sponsors for all of the love and support. I’m disappointed to have to sit out for some time, but I am looking forward to getting back on snow as soon as possible,” he said in the statement.
The prairie snowboarder won six gold medals in a row at the X Games and a bronze medal at the Sochi Olympic Games.
— Josh (@JoshMorschauser) February 22, 2016