Arctic Cat's Tucker Hibbert suffered internal
injuries after crashing in a downhill section at the ISOC Nielsen Enterprises
Grand Finale Saturday evening in Lake Geneva, Wisc.
Hibbert walked off the
track under his own power but after his abdominal pain gradually increased, he
chose to check himself into an ER at a local hospital.
It was quickly
determined he had a moderate laceration in his left kidney which caused
internal bleeding along with bruising on his pancreas.
He was transferred to a
trauma center in Milwaukee where he is currently being closely monitored by his
doctors and nurses.
He is fully alert and received no head trauma from the
crash. His doctors are optimistic by his improvements overnight and expect him
to make a full recovery without surgical repairs. Hibbert was scheduled to fly
to Sweden tomorrow to compete in the Clash of Nations Super Snowcross event
March 23-24. It would have been his final snocross event of the 2011/2012