04:10 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 10/17/2010 12:00PM
Pro BMX dirt bike rider TJ Lavin, who has been in a medically induced coma after attempting a dangerous stunt in Las Vegas, has shown some signs of improvement, according to new reports.
According to ESPN, the athlete's mother, Barbara, sent a text message to his friend Tim "Fuzzy" Hall, and reported that Lavin was able to move his hands on Saturday.
"Neuro came and spoke to T.J.," she wrote in the text message. "He moved his hands around and he gave the docs a thumbs up. He is not conscious. He's back on sedation to rest and minimize brain swelling."
Originally posted 10/15/2010 06:00PM
Pro BMX dirt bike rider TJ Lavin is currently in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital after attempting a dangerous stunt Thursday evening.
Lavin, an X Games star who hosted MTV's Real World Road Rules Challenge for 10 seasons, was attempting a "nac nac" jump combination and couldn't return his feet to the pedals before landing, ESPN reports.
The 33-year-old was competing in the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., when the accident happened. He suffered a shattered right wrist and broken ribs and was knocked unconscious, it was reported.
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