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A forerunner bobsled goes down the track in turn five just before the start of the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Worker hit by bobsled is stable after surgery

Associated Press
Track workers pick up debris where a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Associated Press
A track worker repairs some lights that were damaged after a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Associated Press
Track workers pick up debris where a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Associated Press
A track worker repairs some lights that were damaged after a worker was hit by a forerunner bobsled just before the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

– Sochi Olympic organizers say the Russian worker struck by a speeding bobsled has undergone surgery and is conscious and in stable condition.

A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center.

The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Sochi organizing committee spokeswoman Alexandra Kosterina says Friday the injured worker is Russian. She says the operation went "successfully" and "he's conscious, he's stable and he's good right now."

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says "we all wish him a speedy recovery."

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