We never like hearing about anyone getting injured let alone a professional in one of the sports we follow. Unfortunately today is one of those days.
We received news this morning that Sarah Burke has been seriously injured and is now in a coma after crashing in the superpipe in Park City. This is the same halfpipe that Kevin Pearce crashed in back in 2009 which left him seriously injured. He is now back on the snow and we’re hoping that Sarah makes a similar recovery back to the snow soon.
The story that we received was that Sarah was attempting a flatspin 540 which she landed on the flat of the pipe. She landed on her feet but this popped her back up and she subsequently landed on her head. Witnesses have said that it didn’t look like a heavy fall but must have hit her in the right place. Of course this is very sad news so everyone at Mpora wishes her the best and our thoughts are with her and her family. We’ll try to keep you updated as we receive more news.
Get better soon Sarah!