WATCH: Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer breaks neck in crash, GETS UP AND FINISHES THE RACE!

Let’s say right up front that, thankfully, Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is OK and “doctors have ruled out serious permanent damage” after he broke his neck in a horrific fall during the quarterfinals at the Olympics on Thursday:

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer broke his neck in a crash Thursday, but doctors have ruled out serious permanent damage. https://t.co/JIBxMqwu5w

— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 15, 2018

Watch the crash here:

Böser Sturz von Markus #Schairer im #Snowboard Boardercross. Halswirbelbruch, aber Ärzte befürchten keine Folgeschäden #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/iaptkStpYW

— Lukas Zahrer (@ZaraLuk) February 15, 2018

And then he did the incredible and crossed the finish line under his own power. Via NBC Olympics (full video here, not embeddable):

Amazing.

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