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Here’s the original story, scroll to the bottom for the latest update on Gee after his crash in practice at Rampage while trying a 60ft drop.
It’s the news that no one wanted to hear: Gee Atherton has crashed in practice at Red Bull Rampage, and crashed big. We’re awaiting an update on his injuries, fingers crossed it’s not as badly as it looks from the video footage he’s posted.
Instagram has flagged his post as being ‘sensitive content’, so we can’t display it here. You’ll need to go to his post, accept that you understand you’re about to see something that’s potentially ‘graphic or violent’. And then you can watch the video. You’ve been warned.
Heavy day at RedBull Rampage, this one was always going to be a beast.Gee Atherton, Instagram
Injury update to follow.
Gee is well used to injury and recovery, and many were pretty stunned to see him back at Red Bull Hardline and now Red Bull Rampage after his huge crash when filming in Wales in 2021. Back then he broke 11 bones, including his femur, radius, ulnar, 6 ribs, his nose and fractured his eye socket.
He had an ambitious line planned for Rampage, with the biggest drop he’d ever done and some technical ridge lines.
It’s reported he was airlifted to hospital – we’re holding our breath and hoping for good news from Gee on the extent of his injuries soon.
Update, 10pm UK Time, 11 Oct
Gee has just posted on Instagram:
Heavy day yesterday. Testing out the new drop on my Rampage run and a combo of slightly deep and a bit of a wind gust meant I couldn’t ride it out.
Injuries are not too bad tho, some fractures to vertebrae and a few skull fractures will mean I’ll have to chill for a few weeks.
What hurts the most tho is missing the event this Friday, especially after the dig crew have been putting in such an effort.
Gee, the cat with nine lives… ‘not too bad’ injuries – that include skull and vertebrae fractures. For those who have spent the day worrying they were going to hear much graver news than this, it’s a huge relief. Heal up soon Gee.
Update, 9.30pm UK Time, 12 Oct
Gee is out and about and walking around the Rampage site. What is he made of?!