Star Canadian speedskater breaks leg in motorcycle crash

Published May. 8, 2015 1:16 p.m. ET

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Four-time Olympic speedskating medalist Denny Morrison of Canada broke his thigh bone in a motorcycle accident and will be out at least three months.

He underwent surgery Friday and a metal rod was placed in his leg to stabilize the bone. Canada's speedskating body said he could be walking with assistance within four to six weeks. He might also have internal bruising.

Morrison has a passion for fast cars and motorcycles. On Thursday night, his motorcycle hit the side of a car with enough force to upend the car. Two women in their 20s were in the car but did not need to go to the hospital. No charges have been filed but Calgary police are investigating.

Morrison won a gold medal in 2010 and a silver in 2006 in team pursuit. At the 2014 Sochi Games, he won the silver in the 1,000 and bronze in the 1,500.