In April 2019, Kyle was skiing at Squaw Valley Resort when he suffered a burst fracture of his L-5 and L-3 vertebrae. A lifelong skier, Kyle only recently started getting more comfortable hitting jumps. He underestimated the size of a jump and ended up going off one well outside of skill level. He got way too much air, overshot the landing, and fell 20-30ft onto hard, spring snow, resulting in several injuries: a fractured right heel, a broken left femur, burst fractures of his L5 and L3 vertebrae, compression fractures of his L2 and L1 vertebrae, three fractured ribs, a fractured sternum, and a broken left thumb. The spinal damage resulted in nerve damage to his left leg, but it has been diagnosed as temporary.
“Just try your hardest, and don’t waste time stressing about things you can’t change”
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