Tuesday 4/13/21
SKI JUMP ACCIDENT

Norwegian ski jumper Tande 'awake' from coma after crash

The 27-year-old athlete remains at the University Hospital in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.
FILED - 25 March 2021, Slovenia, Planica: Norway's Daniel Andre Tande crashes during the men's flying hill event at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Planica. Photo: Milos Vujinovic/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
Norway's Daniel Andre Tande crashes during the men's flying hill event. Photo: Milos Vujinovic/dpa.

Norwegian ski jumper Daniel Andre Tande is "awake and breathing on his own," the country's ski federation said on Monday, after coming out of an artificial coma.

Tande suffered a heavy crash on the flying hill in Slovenia's Planica last week and but has been gradually woken up and early on Monday he was taken off the respirator, the federation said. 

25 March 2021, Slovenia, Planica: Medical teams rush towards Norway's Daniel Andre Tande after he crashed during the men's flying hill event at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Planica. Photo: Milos Vujinovic/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpaMedical teams rush towards Norway's Daniel Andre Tande after he crashed. Photo: Milos Vujinovic/dpa.

The 27-year-old athlete remains at the University Hospital in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.

Talked to family members

The Norwegian ski jumping team's physician Guri Ranum Ekas said Tande had been able to talk to members of his family.

Tande was flown to hospital after his crash on Thursday where he was diagnosed with a fractured collarbone and punctured lung.

His coach said on Saturday that initial medical tests did not reveal any damage to the brain or neck and it is hoped Tande will make a full recovery.

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