Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore remains in critical condition days after his snowmobile flipped on top of him in a violent crash during competition at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.
The Moore family today released a statement to ABC News through family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson saying, ”Caleb is in critical condition and is being closely monitored.”
“The Moores want to express their gratitude to all of Caleb’s fans, friends and family for their strong support and ask for continued prayers in the coming days,” the statement continued.
The 25-year-old medal-winning athlete from Krum, Texas, developed complications in his heart and brain after suffering an accident Thursday night during the Snowmobile Freestyle finals. Moore was completing a backflip when he came up short and the skis on his sled slammed into the landing, causing the 450-pound machine to flip end-over-end.
Moore went over the handlebars of the snowmobile and it came crashing down on top of him. He tumbled down the slope for several feet before coming to a stop at the bottom, where he lay on the ground for a few minutes.
Moore eventually got up and walked off the course with help, but he was rushed to Aspen Valley Hospital with a concussion, according to an X Games Medical report. While there, doctors discovered bleeding around Moore’s heart and he was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.
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