Snowmobiler has complication after Winter X crash
Caleb Moore crashes during the snowmoblie freestyle finals Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, during the first day of the X Games Aspen 2013. The Competition runs through Sunday at Aspen's Buttermilk. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
ASPEN, Colo. - Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has had a "secondary complication involving his brain" after a crash at the Winter X Games led to bleeding around his heart.
The Moore family released a statement Sunday, but provided no further details, only the rider "continues to be monitored in ICU."
The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump. He went over the handlebars and the heavy sled rolled over him. He walked off the course with help and transported to a hospital with a concussion.
While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery Friday.
His younger brother, Colten, also crashed in the competition and was taken to the hospital with a separated pelvis.
fox sports exclusives
recently recommended stories
What was the biggest sports story of 2013?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- NHL lockout ends — Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup
- Boston Marathon bombing followed by Boston Strong support and the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series at home
- Toronto Maple Leafs' Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins
- Saskatchewan Roughriders host and win the 101st Grey Cup
- LeBron James leads the Miami Heat to a second consecutive NBA Championship
- Lights out at Super Bowl XLVII
- Historic winning streaks of the Chicago Blackhawks and Miami Heat
- MLB's steroid investigation and player suspensions
- Aaron Hernandez charged with murder
- Oscar Pistorius charged with murder
- Lance Armstrong admits to doping
- The Manti Te'o hoax