T.J. Lavin Shows Signs Of Improvement
T.J. Lavin, the pro BMX dirt bike rider and MTV host who was put into a medically induced coma after injuries he sustained attempting a stunt in Las Vegas, is apparently showing progress in his recovery.
Lavin, 33, was put into a coma due to bleeding in his brain, but there have been signs of improvement. On Saturday, Lavin was able to move his hand and his mother sent a text message to friend and BMX biker Tim "Fuzzy" Hall saying, "Neuro came and spoke to T.J. He moved his hands around and he gave the docs a thumbs up. He is not conscious. He's back on sedation to rest and minimize brain swelling." ESPN Reports.
Many friends and business partners claim this was going to be Lavin's last contest. Friend and fellow BMX rider Ryan Nyquist stated, "He kept making comments [Thursday] like, 'Well, this is my last one.' Nyquist insists the gold medalist BMX rider is a "fighter". People reports Nyquist doesn't doubt that Lavin will pull through this current setback.
Our thoughts go out to the Lavin family. Get better soon!