In what looked like a brutal fall on a 1440 triple cork attempt this weekend at Air + Style Los Angeles, Mark McMorris broke his femur and is expected to have surgery today. Full story: bit.ly/1KEJ8cO/\/\(cc: Don Purnell)
Posted by The Inertia Mountain on Monday, February 22, 2016
In what looked like a brutal fall on a 1440 triple cork attempt this weekend at Air + Style Los Angeles (won by Yuki Kadono), Mark McMorris, one of snowboarding’s brightest stars, broke his femur and is expected to have surgery today. Click here for another angle of the wreck that happened after McMorris landed, then caught an edge that sent him tumbling, compressing his full weight on to his lower body.
McMorris, 22 from Saskatchewan, Canada, is expected to have surgery to repair his femur. The Olympic bronze medalist was having a stellar year as he won gold and silver at X Games Aspen. He’s one of Canada’s leading hopes for gold in South Korea in February of 2018.
The structure for the Big Air comp at Air + Style is 16 stories high (150 feet). Riders hit a 70-foot jump with 70 feet in between the jump and the knuckle of the transition where riders will often travel some 100 feet in the air while spinning in different directions, mostly while inverted. Here’s wishing McMorris a speedy recover.