Snowboarder Kevin Pearce is still on the mend from his traumatic brain injury.
Pearce, once a champion in his sport, is still making headway in terms of his recovery from his devastating accident Dec. 31, 2009. Pearce, now 23, was practicing a particularly tough move, a double cork, in Utah when he hit his head on the edge of a halfpipe. Even though he was wearing a helmet, Pearce sustained serious brain damage.
Last week he was in Aspen, Colo., longingly watching his friends and fellow snowboarders prepare for the Winter X Games.
After his accident, Pearce spent a month in a hospital before being transferred to the Craig Hospital in Denve for rehabilitation. Last May he went to his parents’ Vermont home, where he is continuing his recovery.
Pearce has to wear eyeglasses now, or he sees double, according to The New York Times. He is apparently yearning to return to snowboarding, but has been told by his doctors that his brain injury recovery will take two years, not one year as Pearce expected.
It seems that common sense would dictate that Pearce forget about snowboarding. Let’s see if he’s learned any lessons from his horrific accident.
Attorney Gordon Johnson
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
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