If you haven't heard already about Olympic hopeful and Burton athlete, Kevin Pearce's accident in the Park City halfpipe, the essential information is that he's suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury while practicing for the Olympics. For updates on his condition you can visit the family's Facebook Page. Here is a story from the New York Times about Kevin: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/sports/olympics/05pearce.html
Having had a close friend suffer a TBI this summer, I know what a terrifying thing it can be. One thing I did learn is that only time will tell and being young and strong is definitely a plus when it comes to recovery. Get well Kevin.