Snowboarder Kevin Pearce remains in critical condition in Utah
January 4, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – American snowboarder Kevin Pearce remains hospitalized in critical condition in Utah after sustaining a severe brain injury in a training accident.
His spokeswoman, Danielle Burch, said Sunday his condition hasn’t changed.
Pearce was injured Thursday in Park City as he prepared for next week’s Olympic qualifying events. Burch says Pearce was completing a twisting double back flip when he caught his toe-side edge and landed on his head. He was wearing a helmet.
The 22-year-old from Norwich, Vt., is a top-ranked halfpipe rider. He remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Utah Hospital.
An update Sunday on a Facebook page for Pearce said that as the days go by, “we are learning that patience, time and positive energy are imperative.”