Karl Schranz suffers ski tour accident

Skiing legend Karl Schranz has been hospitalised after suffering a severe concussion and bruises on a ski tour in Tyrol yesterday, it was confirmed today (Thurs).A spokesman at Zams clinic said newspaper reports that the 71-year-old was hospitalised yesterday after an accident near Sankt Anton am Arlberg were correct.Schranz told the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper today: “I’m fine. Thank God nothing worse happened. I was probably lucky to have been wearing a helmet.”The three-time Alpine skiing world champion said he had only fragmentary memory of the incident.Schranz skied down to the valley on his own despite his injuries to call his wife on his mobile.Doctors said he would probably be released from hospital tomorrow.