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Danny Davis injured, out of Olympics

Snowboarding Olympic hopeful Danny Davis will have back surgery later today in Utah, putting him out of competitive action the rest of 2010.

Fabforum The surgery will be to repair a L3 spine fracture, which occurred early Sunday morning when Davis was injured in a non-snowboarding accident. A report in the Park Record quoted a detective from the Summit (Utah) County Sheriff's office saying Davis was injured in an ATV accident with a friend, having apparently hit a closed gate.

"Doctors remain positive Danny will make a full recovery," said a statement on Davis' Facebook page.

More later on latimes.com/sports.

-- Lisa Dillman

Photo: Danny Davis competes during the halfpipe finals of the 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix on Jan. 9, 2010 at Mammoth Mountain ski resort in Mammoth Lakes, California. Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images.

 
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