During the 450SX heat race at the 2017 Arlington SX, Cody Gilmore checks up on the SX triple and a series of events leads to one of the scariest crashes you will ever see in Supercross: someone landing a 450 on another rider off an SX triple. Kyle White launches the triple and Colton Aeck makes a small mistake, but pays a gigantic price. White and Gilmore are okay, but we are hearing Colton is in the hospital and could use our thoughts and prayers at the moment.
Colton suffered two broken vertebrae in his back, broken shoulder, broken ribs and a punctured lung. We read on Instagram that Colton does have feeling now, so that is the good news.
Injury update from Colton Aeck himself:
Just wanted to give everyone an update and let them know how I'm doing. Had a brutal crash where I got landed on last night in Arlington. I ended up breaking 2 vertebrae, a few ribs and my shoulder. For about the first hour after my crash I had zero feeling from the waste down, I'm slowly getting some feeling back and am expected to make a full recovery. Going in for surgery tomorrow to have rods put in my back. I want to send a huge thank you to everyone for all the love and prayers. You guys are awesome! I'll be trying to catch up on all my texts and missed call in the next few days. I'm in pretty rough shape, but extremely grateful it wasn't worse. The lord was definitely watching after me last night. #glorytogod
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