The following is a press release from Road 2 Recovery regarding Swiss rider Killian Auberson who was injured on Tuesday while testing. You can donate to Killian’s recovery through R2R here. Vurb sends our thoughts and prayers to Killian and his family.
Swiss supercross rider Killian Auberson, suffered a major crash on Tuesday, June 16th at a local Utah track practicing for the final round of the AMA Supercross Championship.
The Gas Monkey Energy/AJE Motorsports Racing team athlete underwent surgery on Tuesday evening to repair the fractured T3 vertebra in his neck and the removal of a bone spur that was putting pressure on his spinal cord. He is in stable condition and recovering at a hospital nearby. Unfortunately, Killian is suffering paralysis from the chest down due to the excessive swelling and damage to his spinal cord.
It is expected that Killian will have an extended stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with plans for air transport back to his home town in Switzerland for additional medical treatment once he is stable enough to travel. His medical bills are anticipated to be substantial even after his insurance is applied; therefore, the Road to Recovery Foundation has opened a fundraising campaign to assist with Killian’s medical bills. If you are able, please donate to Killian’s R2R Fund.
As more information on Killian’s recovery becomes available, we will update his page. We encourage folks to leave positive messages of support on Killian’s R2R page for him to read. Killian and his family thank you for your generosity and support during this difficult time.
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