Winter X Games can be hazardous…

Iceland’s Halldor Helgason is about to crash big time at the 2013 Winter X Games

X Games Snowboarder Halldor Helgason was attempting a triple backflip when he over-rotated. The result? A tremendous face plant on the landing. The Ski Patrol brought in the backboard and sent Helgason on a sled ride to the hospital for a precautionary CT Scan and MRI. Reports are Helgason suffered a concussion on Friday night during the finals of the America’s Navy Snowboard Big Air competition at X Games Aspen.

Helgason, who is 22, won the gold in Big Air in 2010 and is the only Icelandic athlete to medal in the Winter X Games.

Oh, Torstein Horgmo of Norway out jumped Canadian Mark McMorris to win Big Air gold…

Watch the whole thing on YouTube here.

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