Blair Morgan suffers spinal injury
World champion severed his spinal cord in supercross practice
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Photography by www.bmrt.com, Sep. 30, 2008Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
“During Saturday afternoon practice in Montreal, Blair sustained substantial injuries to his middle back,” Terry Morgan, Blair’s wife, says in a release. “A surgery was performed and went well, however it was soon discovered that as a result of the vertebrae separating from each other on impact, Blair’s spinal cord was severed, leaving him with paralysis from his middle back down.”
According to Terri Morgan, her husband was taken off the ventilator shortly after his surgery and has been progressing well.
“I know as most of you do as well, Blair is a fighter and this incidence will not keep him down for long,” says Terri Morgan. “He is working closely with his physiotherapist, occupational therapists and the hospital staff on his recovery.”
Terri Morgan says that her husband is dealing very well with the experience and has a positive and focused attitude.
“I have been watching Blair stay strong and work hard for the past six days since the accident and all I can say is how proud I am of him and how much of a fighter he is in any situation,” says Terri Morgan.
You can e-mail questions and well wishes to Blair Morgan at email@example.com. A trust account has been set up at Royal Bank of Canada. A PayPal account is also being set up and anyone wishing to donate to help Morgan and his family can do so through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the official Blair Morgan Racing Team website.