Mark McMorris ‘happy to be alive and healing’

Canadian snowboard star Mark McMorris hopes to be ready for the 2018 Olympics after suffering serious injuries in an off-trail crash. (Sergei Grits/The Associated Press)

By CBC Sports, June 14, 2017 

Canadian snowboard star on road to recovery from off-trail crash

Mark McMorris says he’s “really happy to be alive and to be healing” a few months after suffering serious injuries in a backcountry snowboard accident.

McMorris, a 2014 Olympic slopestyle bronze medallist and multiple X Games title winner, suffered a fractured jaw, fractured left arm, ruptured spleen, stable pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed left lung in the off-trail crash near Whistler, B.C., in late March.

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