I don’t think there is any more needed evidence that Kitzbuehel is vicious. I’m not sure what Austrian Skier Has Grugger’s status is (anybody know?), but not matter which way you look at it, this crash is bad: shattered skis, the thud, the full impact on the back… insane.

If indeed he is OK, which we are all praying for, a back protector most likely a big contributing factor to things not being worse.

This clip is not for the faint of heart. Don’t watch if you can’t handle.

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