Mark McMorris breaks leg in big air crash

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Olympic snowboard slopestyle bronze medalist Mark McMorris suffered a broken femur in a crash at an Air and Style big air event in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

“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,” McMorris, set to undergo surgery Monday, said in a press release.

McMorris, 22, has won four of the last five Winter X Games slopestyle titles and would have been heavily favored in Sochi had he not broken a rib at the X Games, 12 days before his Olympic competition.

McMorris is also strong in big air, which makes its Olympic debut at Pyeongchang 2018.

McMorris won Winter X Games big air last year and finished second to countryman Max Parrot this year.

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