Mirra Lacerates Liver
While riding Park Practice at the X Games in Carson, CA, Dave Mirra crashed hard enough to lacerate his liver and take him out of the contest. Mirra was jumping the giant hip to the right when he hung back-wheel sending him into a nose-wheelie down the tranny before finally hitting the ground. Riders at first thought Dave may have just winded himself, but it soon became obvious that there was more going on. Dave told the medics that something felt wrong inside causing one of the medics to speculate that Dave may have ruptured his spleen--but since Dave lost his spleen a long time ago, it had be something else. Dave was wheeled off the course and taken to a nearby hospital where he spent two nights in the ICU once he was diagnosed with a Grade 2 laceration of his liver. An injury like this can take a long time to heal, and Dave told some people that he will most likely miss the rest of the ’06 contest season. We hope that is not the case and we wish Dave a speedy recovery.

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