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US Snowboarder Seriously Injured

While it looks like skiier Lindsey Vonn will be able to recover from her injuries, US snowboarder Kevin Pearce may not be as lucky. He is in critical condition after suffering a severe head trauma in a training exercise. The 22 year old from Vermont was considered to be a favorite to medal in the half pipe in Vancouver.

Now, according to his doctor, Dr. Holly Ledyard at the University of Utah, he has a long road of recovery ahead of him.

His family says he is stable, and Dr. Ledyard says the focus over the next week or so will be keeping his brain from swelling too much.

Three weeks ago, Ledyard got a concussion in another training run. While it’s not obvious how much this will impact his current condition, it certainly doesn’t help

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