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    Freestyle competitor Caleb Moore treated for heart condition

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Friday, January 25, 2013

     Snowmobile freestyle competitor, Caleb Moore underwent surgery for a heart contusion Friday morning after he suffered serious injuries in the Snowmobile Freestyle finals Thursday night at Winter X Games Aspen, according to ESPN's X Games website.

    Moore came up short on an indy air backflip attempt, augering into the snow as his 450-pound sled tumbled over him. Moore was knocked unconscious in the crash, and he was evaluated for a concussion and other injuries Thursday night.

    "While Caleb was being evaluated late last night, he developed bleeding around the heart and was urgently flighted to Grand Junction [Colo.]," according to an X Games Medical report issued Friday morning. "He underwent surgery this morning. The procedure went well, and Caleb is currently in ICU with a heart contusion."

    His brother Colten Moore, also injured during the Snowmobile Freestyle final, was treated overnight at Aspen Valley Hospital for a separation of the pelvis (pubic diastasis) and will not require surgery, according to X Games Medical.

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