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by: JamieD On  Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cameron Sinclair's Double Backflip Attempt Ends In Face Plant


Total Pro Sports – The dreaded double flip.  It looks great when you land it, and terrible when you don’t.  Mark this one down as a fail, and now Cameron Sinclair will be forced to live through the pain of the aftermath for the next few months.

Sinclair was at the Red Bull X Fighters event in Madrid, Spain when the incident happened.  He has landed the move before, but this time his rotation was off he could not get the bike around in time for the landing.  The result was a nasty face-first crash into the ground, causing several injuries:

Since the accident Cam has been fighting for his life in a critical condition in Madrid. He suffered a broken shoulder, broken cheek bone, a ruptured liver and was knocked unconscious. Due to the rupture in his liver he had emergency surgery for internal bleeding. Thankfully surgeons were able to stop the bleeding.

At this stage Cam remains in a critical condition, however has improved over night. He has opened his eyes and is responding to instructions to raise his arms and squeeze his fiance Brooke’s hand. This is great news, as there was bruising on his brain; the fact that he is responding to their commands is a really really good sign. [CamSinclair.com]

Unfortunately, there was no great save to be made here, and the result was more than a simple broken arm.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cam, his family, and his friends during this difficult time.

Hat Tip – [Bitten and Bound]




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