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FMX Rider Lusk in Critical Condition

Sunday, February 8, 2009
Jeremy Lusk Has Horrific Crash Sustains Major Injury At X Knights In Costa Rica Last Night

Jeremy Lusk
Lusk in action at X-Games.
In speaking directly to Costa Rican Journalist, Jose Luis Rodriguez, journalist for the largest newspaper in Costa Rica, La Nacion (www.nacion.com) who covered Jeremy’s terrible crash and subsequent hospitalization, here are the facts, to date, as we know them:

-Jeremy Lusk was transported to Calderon Hospital in San Jose, where he now remains in a medically induced coma, in stable, but very critical condition where doctors are closely monitoring the swelling on his brain.

-Post-crash, suspected brain trauma required immediate surgery to treat a subdural hematoma on the brain.

-Surgery lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes.

-X-rays were done to the neck and spinal column and no breaks are being reported by hospital.

-When asked about injuries to other parts of his body, hospital is not reporting other injuries at this time.

-Jeremy was attended to by the head of neurological surgery, Dr. Jorge Ramirez.

-Doctors report that they will know more Jeremy’s future prognosis within the next crucial 36 to 48 hours.

Contact has been made with the Critical Care Trauma Unit at Calderon hospital, where the unit charge tech, confirmed all of the information above.

His wife Lauren, and her Dad, arrived in Costa Rica early this morning–Brian Deegan and others left Southern California early this morning bound for the Costa Rican hospital.

Communication with Costa Rica, via the Embassy, the media and the hospital will continue all throughout the day therefore, updates will certainly be released as we get them. Please note we are getting all of our information in Spanish and then translating it out for release. Please pray for Jeremy.

UPDATE:

JEREMY LUSK FUND RAISING INFORMATION

An emergency fund to help defer the costs of Jeremy Lusk's medical care has already been established and is set up to take donations immediately.

Through the quick-moving efforts of the Athlete Recovery Fund, those interested in making a donation may do so by visiting www.athleterecoveryfund.com and clicking on the “make a donation” button. All donations made through this website, starting TODAY, are earmarked directly for Jeremy Lusk's care!

Financial arrangements are being put into place to pay for the Medi-Vac international air transportation that Jeremy will need once he is stable and
can be transferred to a leading United States-based Head Trauma Center.

It is likely that these funds will be needed within the next few days; therefore immediate donations are certainly appreciated.


UPDATE 2:
It is with the greatest sadness that we report...that Jeremy Lusk passed away at approximately 11:03 PM PST. Read more in FMX Jeremy Lusk Dies in Costa Rica

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Comments
lee -jan 25, 2010 7:54 am  January 22, 2010 05:55 AM
i hope you have a good ride up there and follow you dreams.
Billy Mcgillivray -R.I.P jermy lusk  April 21, 2009 04:48 AM
R.i.p jermy you was god bro hope they is a track up there man moto X 4 life x
kodi -get well soon bro  February 10, 2009 10:40 AM
im prayin for you jeremy.. get well soon so you can get back on your bike bro
dalton -ur my hero  February 10, 2009 01:38 AM
man you can make it throw it you have had lorst befor plus your my hero man i ride becuase of you dont die man im going to pray for u.
Erick -Costa Rica is with you  February 9, 2009 09:31 PM
Jeremy all Costa Rican´s fans are with you and we all hope you get over soon!!!
Jenni Sonja Granma Grandpa and Gavin -we love you!  February 9, 2009 10:19 AM
we love you jeremy!! get well soon! stay strong Lauren!!! Love your family
chris -get well  February 8, 2009 07:24 PM
We all are thinking of you Jeremy.