Video: Injury Update - Brayden Barrett-Hay Part 2

Jan 24, 2014
by Brad Scholl  
Part 2 of Brayden's Recovery:




Serious brain traumas are a hot-button issue in adventure sports. No one knows this as well as Canadian, Brayden Barrett-Hay, who had his mountain biking career nearly cut short after a life-threatening crash at last year's Redbull Joyride. Brayden is back on his feet but not back in the saddle, yet. Follow him as he physically and mentally rehabilitates with the goal of regaining his professional riding career. Although he appears to be healing without incident, doubts linger as to whether he should step back on the bike at all, given that another head injury could mean permanent impairment or death. The doctors advise against it but Brayden is determined, maybe to his own detriment, to get his old life back. The Long, Scary Road Back From Brain Injury | Brayden Barrett-Hay: reGAINING PSYCHE, Ep. 2

Check out Part 1 here in case you missed it.

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30 Comments

  • 22 1
 After a TBI it is awesome that you're coming back and looking and feeling this strong. I'm fully infavor of you getting out and flowing the trails....however using good judgement, I'd avoid contest trick jumping. Flowing with friends and having fun is what it's about. Best of luck to you young man.
  • 6 1
 I've been in the same boat before. Head injuries are scary. Stoked to see that he is pretty much 100% back. But there are some things he will never get back, believe me. But its so awesome to see that he still has such a positive attitude. Cant wait to see him ride some more comps.
  • 7 0
 I had a head injury two summers ago that ended my riding season with seizures and a helicopter flight to the ICU... last summer I rode harder and better than I ever have in my life. It's always possible to get back what you had and more. Its all about the mindset and attitude you have towards it. With his attitude there's no telling how far he can go!
  • 5 0
 Ive had quite a few concussions, just like a lot of members here on this site, and have had to make some judgement calls on what and how I participate in riding bikes now. I still push it the odd time, but you need to understand the effects of cumulative hits to the head can do. Our brains don't heal like our bones do and none of us need to be vegetable that can't ride at 40 or deal with severe post concussion syndrome.

Id highly suggest anyone who's reading this, or Brayden, watch "The Crash Reel". It deals with a Snowboarded in a similar situation to Braydens and put TBI's in extreme sports into perspective. Its enlightening, funny and well put together. Most of all in sheds light on an issue thats hard for a lot of us to grasp.
  • 1 0
 I watched the crash reel today and damn scared the shit outta me. I think with TBI's ypu really have to think about life and while none of us ever wamt to give up sometimes you have to step back and think
  • 2 0
 Yep, "The Crash Reel". It will give you some crazy real insight not only on dealing with the injury itself, but from the family's position as well. You have to consider others as well as yourself.
  • 9 1
 good stuff
  • 4 0
 huge respect. Ive never fully gotten back into mountain biking since having brain surgery 2 years ago as i fear hitting my head. Best of luck Brayden!
  • 1 0
 good to see some one with the same outlook, i was in a coma last January and it does make you more determined to ride again, and hard to explain but you feel stronger. kill it brayden!
  • 4 1
 hang in there tough guy! you can do it!
  • 3 0
 brayden is the nicest guy if you talk to himheal up!!!!
  • 1 0
 wow respect man! I'm mad to get back out mountainbiking after a week on holidays. Imagine what it would be like to be out for 6 months or so
  • 2 0
 I'm just over six months and it is driving me crazy still have 6-8 weeks before I'm back on the bike!!
  • 2 0
 ooh that really sucks man! hope the next 6-8 weeks will go fast for you
  • 3 0
 Your going to kill it man!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Come back even stronger dude ! Don't rush it.This video wont load to let me watch his progress!! Heal up quick man! you'll be shredding in no time.
  • 1 0
 he has the same thing as me.... I was ridin my bike and crashed and i was in the hospital for 2 months and paralyzed for a month too. so yeah Frown
  • 2 0
 He's got the right mentality to make a full recovery. What a legend!
  • 2 0
 Looking strong and determined
  • 2 0
 We're all in your corner man. Don't rush back, but come back stronger!
  • 1 0
 That was a nasty crash, I'm stoked to see you close to fully recovered. Your attitude towards this event is vey inspiring.
  • 2 0
 Guys got balls. He was killing it at Joyride a couple weeks ago.
  • 1 0
 Looking good Brayden, seeing you in whistler and now here, you've become so much stronger. Patience my friend heal well.
  • 1 0
 You are going to be fine Brayden. Every injury heals up stronger than it was to begin with. Focus.
  • 1 0
 speaking from experience, GO small. it only take's on e more hit. rubber side down. good luck.
  • 2 0
 Givr brah
  • 5 5
 Hate to break it to you but I don't think your symptoms have gone away if your seeing multiple specialists
  • 4 0
 No he's actually seeing them individually, its not like he's halucinating... Godspeed brother!
  • 1 0
 Hope to see you shredding soon dude
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