Colten Moore on the Road 2 Recovery
The action sports community is rallying around X Games snowmobile athlete Colten Moore after the Road 2 Recovery Foundation announced last week that it is supporting his rehabilitation, following surgery to repair a dislocated T-12 vertebra and bruised spinal cord. Moore was injured in a double backflip attempt in the Snowmobile Best Trick event on January 29, the final day of X Games Aspen 2017.
Moore completed the full rotations for the trick, which has never been landed in competition, but was bounced from his sled upon impact. He was treated on-site by X Games Medical staff and left the venue giving a thumbs-up sign to fans in the crowd on his way out.
According to Road 2 Recovery, "Colten has already been up and walking with the help of his care team. However, due to the injuries suffered, there are some complications and he'll need to go to a rehabilitation center specializing in spinal cord injuries."
The Road 2 Recovery is coordinating crowd funding for Moore, and asking supporters to use the hashtag #HelpColtenRecover.