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Danny Davis injured, out of Olympics

January 18, 2010 |  2:39 pm
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.