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Albrecht awakens from induced coma

Updated: February 12, 2009, 10:14 AM ET
Associated Press

INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht woke up from an induced coma, three weeks after crashing during a downhill training run.

Albrecht's condition has improved significantly over the past 24 hours, the Innsbruck University hospital said in a statement Thursday.

"His own breathing was so good, that doctors decided to remove the respiration tube," said the hospital, which will hold a news conference on Friday.

The 25-year-old Albrecht had been kept unconscious with ...

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