It’s been almost two years since Blair Morgan broke his back at a motocross race in Montreal.
“I was laying on the ground and I knew I was hurt really bad,” Morgan recalled of the Sept. 20, 2008, accident. “I knew I broke my back.”
In the world of motocross, what happened to Morgan’s front and back tires at the Montreal Supercross is referred to as cross-rutting.
Both tires became momentarily caught in ruts on the track during a qualifying lap, and he was launched from his seat.
He severed his spinal cord upon impact with the ground. Doctors in Montreal told Morgan he was paralyzed from the chest down.
“I had a bit of a hope that maybe something could happen where the doctors could be wrong,” Morgan said. “But after months and months, you accept it. It was almost like a dream, everything is different, and after time it sinks in.”
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