GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Winter X Games athlete injured in a terrible crash Thursday night in Aspen is not doing well.
The Denver Post reports 25-year-old Caleb Moore’s grandfather says the prognosis for the young man is not good.
Moore was competing in the snowmobile freestyle contest when attempted a back flip off the ramp and didn’t quite make it all the way around. The 450-pound machine slammed down on him as he tumbled down the landing ramp.
He was knocked unconscious. When he came to he was moving and he asked his brother, fellow freestyle competitor Colten Moore what happened.
He went to Aspen Valley Hospital with a concussion. But doctors found bleeding around his heart and he was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction for heart surgery Friday.
Late Sunday, the Post reports a family spokeswoman said the heart injury led to an additional complication involving his brain.
Caleb is from Texas. His family was gathering Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Caleb Moore’s crash is the first one in the video clip below: