Outdoors, action, adventure

« Previous Post | Outposts Home | Next Post »

Jeremy Lusk in critical condition after crash during FMX event in Costa Rica

February 8, 2009 |  2:45 pm

Jeremy Lusk in action last year during X Games Mexico event.

Freestyle motocross fans and anyone with a heart ought to send positive vibes Jeremy Lusk's way. He's in Costa Rica in a coma after enduring a horrific crash during a competition Saturday night in the Central American nation.

Cheryl Lynch, a publicist for the Metal Mulisha team of riders, is sharing what is known so far:

--Lusk, of Temecula, is in Calderon Hospital in San Jose, in stable but critical condition with swelling of the brain. His coma was medically induced.

--He did require surgery immediately after hospitalization "to treat a subdural hematoma on the brain." Surgery lasted more than four hours.

---X-rays to the neck and spinal column revealed no breaks. The hospital "is not reporting other injuries at this time."

--Doctors report that they will know more Jeremy's future prognosis within the next crucial 36 to 48 hours.

Lusk's wife, Lauren, and her father arrived in Costa Rica this morning. Metal Muslisha founder and FMX icon Brian Deegan also has traveled to Costa Rica.

Here's hoping for a happy ending to this unfortunate story!

--Pete Thomas

Photo: Jeremy Lusk in action last year during X Games Mexico event. Credit: Renol/Shazamm/ESPN Images