Skate Legend Tony Hawk Injured at Downtown Disney “Skate Jam” Exhibition
This weekend in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort guests were treated to a free “Action Sports Weekend” event. Sports companies who planned the 3-day event boasted performances by top skate and BMX athletes, including Tony Hawk. Headlining the event was the “Quiksilver Presents the Tony Hawk State Jam,” with a skate exhibition by the legendary skater himself & opportunities for guests to have a private meet & greet session with the star at the Downtown Disney Quicksilver store.
Although, shortly after the ‘Skate Jam’ started Tony Hawk fell during a routine trick resulting in a pelvic injury & a hematoma. The Orange County Register is reporting that after thanking the crowd for coming, Hawk, who had to be helped into the nearby ESPN Zone, removed himself from the event.
“The skateboarder’s website posted this update on Sunday: “He’s going to be okay, but did suffer some sort of pelvic fracture. Still determining the extent of the injury.”
“Pelvic vertical shear injury” & a hematoma in a pear tree is the semi-official diagnosis. All I know is: I can’t lift my legs & it sucks,” Hawk tweeted. (- O.C. Register)
UPDATE: A fan has posted video of the accident. Thanks to Miguel for bringing this to our attention