Jeremy Stenberg InjuredTuesday, June 27, 2006 | 11:47 AM
The backflip claims another one
Reigning X Games Big Air gold medalist Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg suffered a gargantuan get-off at the Dew Action Sports Tour this weekend. While performing a plethora of huge backflip variations, in an otherwise textbook run, Jeremy went for a superman seat-grab backflip on a very tricky and very tall “spine”-style jump. Apparently, Jeremy misjudged his takeoff speed or simply got too much traction as he began to enter the first stage of the rotation, because he abandoned ship midway through the trick at peak height. Jeremy hit the ground and suffered a compound fracture of his left leg.
Stenberg remains in good spirits and is still determined to ride and win at the X Games this summer. You can see the horrific crash and read Jeremy’s personal account of the progress of his injury here.