Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Danny Davis & Kevin Pearce Update

Snowboarder Danny Davis is recovering after successful back surgery he needed after a season-ending accident on a four-wheeler in the Utah mountains.

An update posted on his Facebook site Tuesday said doctors are "very pleased" with the outcome of Davis' surgery on a vertebra in his lower back. The update said an official statement from the doctors would be coming in the next 24 hours.

Davis is good friends with Kevin Pearce, another top snowboarder and one-time Olympic hopeful who is set to be transferred out of critical care at University of Utah hospital, a positive sign in his recovery from a severe head injury.

An update provided by his family Monday said Pearce, injured when he hit his head on the halfpipe during practice on Dec. 31 in Park City, would move from critical care to the Neuro Acute Care unit.

The update said Pearce is making steady progress and that, quote, "his sense of humor and optimism are apparent as he begins his rehabilitation."

AP Story

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