Snowboarder Kevin Pearce moved from critical care unit and continues to progress in his recovery
Pearce, 22, of Norwich, Vt., was training in the halfpipe at Park City, Utah, and was completing a cab double cork -- a twisting double back flip maneuver he's landed before -- when he caught his toe-side edge while landing.
Though he was wearing a helmet, he hit his head above one of his eyes and was knocked unconscious.
The Facebook Fan page created by Pearce's family is still the preferred site for people posting their get-well wishes.
Hopefully, Pearce will feel up to watching the Winter X Games 14, which begin Thursday at Aspen, Colo., as well as the Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 12 in Vancouver, Canada. Though the competition won't seem the same without him, he'll likely still be there -- in everyone's thoughts.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Kevin Pearce competes in the men's snowboard superpipe final at Winter X Games 13 last year in Aspen, Colo. Credit: Eric Lars Bakke / Shazamm/ESPN Images
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