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Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-19-2010, 10:58 AM Reply   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)—Snowboarder Danny Davis has been admitted to a Utah hospital after injuring his back in a non-snowboarding accident.

Davis, who is good friends with injured halfpipe rider Kevin Pearce, was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday to repair a vertebrae in his lower back. A message on his Facebook site said Davis would not be competing in remaining snowboard events in 2010.


The Summit County sheriff’s department in Park City, Utah, released a statement that said Davis was leaving a housing development at around 3:30 a.m. local time Sunday, after celebrating his victory in a Dew Tour halfpipe event, and was knocked unconscious when he crashed his four-wheeler into a closed metal gate on a private driveway.

The sheriff’s department said it did not anticipate filing charges against the 21-year-old snowboarder, who has a total of four Dew Tour and Grand Prix halfpipe victories over the last two years.

Davis was dedicating his season to Pearce, who suffered a severe brain injury during training last month. About a week after that injury, Davis won a Grand Prix halfpipe event in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., that all but assured him a spot in the Olympics.

He won by landing three double-cork jumps—double back flips with a series of different twists—in the same run. Almost instantly, the performance was touted as one of the best halfpipe runs in the history of the sport, and he dedicated the run to Pearce.

“I had Kev on my mind and right before every run I was making sure I had him in spirit,” Davis said that day. “I know we’re sending vibes back to each other, and it was good.”

Davis won a Winter Dew Tour halfpipe event Saturday at Snowbasin and, according to the sheriff’s department, left the residence he was visiting and was knocked unconscious shortly afterward near the gate. Friends found him there and took him to the hospital.

Davis’ Facebook message said doctors were optimistic he would make a full recovery.

Pearce, meanwhile, remains in serious condition in a Salt Lake City hospital
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       01-19-2010, 11:52 AM Reply   
i know it sucks. he was working so hard and was a core riders rider. Vibes to him for sure. also vibes to KP keep fighting.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-19-2010, 12:38 PM Reply   
I'm 75% less interested in the Olympics now. DD was basically the only chance at not having White run away with it.

I respect him a lot, but seriously, what was he thinking!
Old    Ben B (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       01-19-2010, 3:51 PM Reply   
Wow thats terrible news. Hope he makes a full recovery.

here's Davis' run that they talked about in the article. Run starts at 0:56. I'm still in awe after watching it, its just....i dont even know. haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XDnv8eHjs
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-20-2010, 6:10 AM Reply   
Saw this yesterday. After reading it ....irresponsible dumbass is what comes to mind.

when was the last time anything good happened at 3:30 am.
Old    Matt Fifer (mfifer)      Join Date: Mar 2008       01-20-2010, 7:52 AM Reply   
This just makes me like danny davis more it confirms my belief that he is not some jocked out olympic douche whose only concern is competition. He is still gonna do what he wants to do and do it with style.
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-20-2010, 8:03 AM Reply   
At least he did not wad up his vehicle while being chased by a crazed blonde biotch with a 9 iron.. Look how that turned out for that other guy!!!!!!!

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