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Ryan Sheckler Busts Ankle Attempting Backflip At X-Games 15

by: JamieD On  Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ryan Sheckler Busts Ankle Attempting Backflip At X-Games 15Total Pro Sports – MTV’s Life of Ryan may have to be put on hold for the next couple of months.  Pro skateboarder and star of the show, Ryan Sheckler, broke his ankle attempting a backflip down 12 stairs at this Summer’s X-Games.

While it didn’t quite look as painful as this faceplant, it did provide enough damage to tear two ligaments in his foot.  The Los Angeles Times described the scene as follows:

Immediately after landing awkwardly in the third heat, Sheckler clutched his right foot and repeatedly said, “It’s broken.” He was helped off the course and did not return. [LA Times]

Paul Rodriguez would go on to win the gold in the skateboard street men’s final.

Although the X-Games have brought some great highlights, like Kyle Loza landing The Electric Death, or Anthony Napolitan executing the first BMX double front-flip, there will always be those who end up having to take the fall.  Hopefully Ryan will be back on his board soon enough.

Here are a couple of clips of the incident.





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