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Rahlves goes down hard in Winter X Games wreck

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- U.S. Olympic freestyle skier Daron Rahlves is being transported to the hospital after a nasty wreck in his opening skicross race at the Winter X Games.

The 36-year-old Rahlves qualified for his fourth Olympic team this year and was using the X Games as a final tune-up before the trip to Vancouver.

In his opening race Sunday, though, he lost his balance while going over a series of small bumps midway down the mountain and went flying off the course. The initial report was that he had feeling in all his extremities but his right hip was hurting.

Earlier in the week, America's other Olympian in skicross, Casey Puckett, landed awkwardly during a run and suffered what he called a minor setback in his recovery from a separated shoulder. 

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