One too many tricks does not a good day make!
As most of you know...Hayden is a snowboard instructor at Sunrise. Been doing if for four years now. This year he was super excited to be hired on full time. Today was his first day to free ride.
We got a call around 1:20 from Hayden. He told us that he was pretty sure he had broken his collar bone. So Rich said he would go up and pick him up...when he was about half way there the ski patrol (Hayden's good friend Brandon) called to tell Rich to turn around because they were calling an ambulance. I guess when he stood up he about passed out and was having blood pressure problems (no surprise there) and so they felt safer calling the ambulance for transport. Took forever for them to get him ready and loaded and back to Show Low. We waited at the hospital...and waited...and waited.
I guess what happened was he was doing a 180 (the 5th or 6th of the day) and he caught an edge and came down hard on his shoulder. He was pretty sure he dislocated it also but most likely put it back in place when he took his shirt off. Said he herd popping and was in the worst pain of his life. So he was pretty sure he popped it back in place. He is in a sling (the only thing they can do for it) and he is on some good meds. Will take two months to heal and has to go to an orthopedic surgeon in a week to make sure its healing right. other then that....He said he is heading back up to the mountain tomorrow. HAHA as he will only be the "corral mom" for the ski school for a
luckily he listened to his MOMMY and had his helmet on!!