Halfpipe Skier's Heroic Recovery After Breaking Pelvis, Lacerating Kidney & Bruising Heart

Halfpipe Skier's Heroic Recovery After Breaking Pelvis, Lacerating Kidney & Bruising Heart

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Halfpipe Skier's Heroic Recovery After Breaking Pelvis, Lacerating Kidney & Bruising Heart

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“After sustaining six broken ribs, a broken pelvis, lacerated kidney and bruised heart and lung while skiing in in Switzerland, the most traumatic injury of Blunck’s career shook his wife and his family, and had him questioning if he could and would continue competing at the level he had become accustomed to.”

It’s easy to forget what a high stakes game halfpipe skiing is when you get accustomed to seeing athletes greasing massive airs, wall after wall with seemingly little effort but it’s a game of inches where slight mistakes can lead to life changing injuries. Such was the case for 3-time U.S. Olympic halfpipe skier, X Games gold medalist and FIS Freestyle World Champion, Aaron Blunck cased a coping while training in Austria back in October 2020. Aaron ended up concussed with a 6 broken ribs, a broken pelvis, grade 3 lacerated kidney and a bruised heart and lung. Once stabilized he returned home to America and began his journey to recovery. This is his story:

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