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Snowboarder Kevin Pearce released from hospital

April 22, 2010 | 11:28 am

Kevin Pearce competes in the men's snowboard superpipe final at Winter X Games 13 last year in Aspen, Colo.

A quick and positive update on snowboarder Kevin Pearce: According to a news release issued Thursday, Pearce was released from the inpatient traumatic brain injury program at Craig Hospital on April 14 and has moved to a Denver-area home where his family has been staying.

Pearce will continue daily outpatient therapy with the hospital, which is expected to be his final step in Colorado before returning to his Norwich, Vt., home.

The Facebook Fan page created by Pearce's family is still active, and the preferred site for people posting their get-well wishes.

Pearce suffered a traumatic brain injury in January while training in the halfpipe at Park City, Utah, for the Winter Olympics qualifier at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Pearce 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 Pearce, 22, was wearing a helmet, he hit his head above one of his eyes and was knocked unconscious.

-- 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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