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Colorado native, Olympian, and the first person to ever land a Switch Double Misty 1440, Bobby Brown, was training in a terrain park at Saas-Fee ski resort in Switzerland in September when he over-rotated a switch 900 to his back and fractured his spine. He was flown out for emergency surgery, spending the following week in the local town of Sion before flying back to the States. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but that current process hasn’t been easy.
Brown shared an update about his recovery in an Instagram post:
“It’s been a wild ride these last couple months. Everything’s been a blur but I wanted to share the process and give an update on how I am moving. It has been a struggle to bounce back from the last few injuries and just as I was finding my feet, this happened. All I want is to be back skiing and feeling the freedom it provides me. I want to say thank you to everyone who supports. Belief is the most important thing there is and without it, nothing is possible. That shit sounds cheesy but when you and your people have TRUE belief — to the core — things will materialize. I want to give so much love to my amazing friend Matt C, who we lost this month. Matt, you signified a realness that is hard to find. Nothing was done for clout or to push your own agenda, it was done for us, to help us achieve what we set out to. I love you Matt. Even though the trip to Europe ended this way, it was all worth it just getting to spend time with you, talk shit, crack jokes and ski with you. You were someone who truly believed in me and that is something I’ll never forget and I will cherish forever.”
Heal up soon, Bobby!
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