Video: Injury Update - Brayden Barrett-Hay

Dec 12, 2013
by Brad Scholl  

Many people may be wondering how Brayden is doing after that crash at Redbull Joyride this past August. After a brief hiatus, Brayden is back and prepared to discuss the severity of his brain injury, the necessary steps he needs to take on his road to recovery and what he has been doing in this down time. Episode 1, "Interpretation", is the first of a 4 part mini series; keep up to date with Brayden's recovery and his return to the 2014 FMB World Tour over the coming months.

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40 Comments

  • 27 0
 People of the bike community: PLEASE, do up your helmet properly. Helmet fitment is THE most important aspect of choosing a lid. It doesn't matter what safety rating it has, if your helmet can easily move on your head and/or you don't tighten the buckle against your jaw, it won't work.
  • 4 0
 I just recently watched The Crash Reel. The documentary on Kevin Pearce and Traumatic brain injuries. What I learned was you only get one brain and If you mess it up. You are in trouble. And if your lucky enough to get by without serious brain damage. Don't push your luck and get a second injury cause there is no coming back. Check out this guy Trevor Rhoda who had 2 TBI's. There is no coming back for him. And all he wants to do is shred.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxNkGUcg1Vs

The Crash Reel Trailer. Movie is worth the watch. Chilling stuff. Dont cheap out on your helmets.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2bMgADj0e0
  • 20 0
 Glad he is doing good. I saw the bail from the starting scafolding and it was scary. Good news Smile
  • 1 0
 Yeah scared the hell out of me stood next to the landing. So glad to see this id forgotten all about his recovery. All the best buddy!
  • 2 0
 And then there's brandon begin
  • 8 0
 Head injuries are so miserable. I've been stuck with PCS since April. I feel ok for the most part these days, but I still have setbacks when I push it too hard. Slow and steady is the mantra. Hope Brayden gets through this!
  • 8 0
 Unfortunately these types of injuries are becoming more common as riders go bigger. As a Rehab physician I have seen my share of severe disabling bike injuries as have most of my colleagues. For every pro rider seriously injured there are dozens of recreational athletes disabled. Unfortunately Leatt braces and back protection do absolutely nothing to prevent a spinal cord injury. Your best bet for preventing a head or cervical cord injury is a properly fit full face helmet.
  • 2 0
 I'm interested to hear you say Leatt style braces have effectively no benefit. Wondering if you are aware of research to support this, and also what you have seen in your own practice?
  • 2 0
 Like wise I'd be interested in some impartial scientific testing of the Leatt - or similar.
  • 1 1
 a properly fit (moto) helmet
  • 5 0
 It's really unfortunate how many of these recovery videos have been coming out. I think it's great that all these guys are healing up and getting back on the bike but it's really sad at how many injured riders are coming out of this sport. makes you realize how fragile the human body really is....
  • 9 1
 Just makes me think. I'm going to die on my bike. But I can't live without biking. All these injury story's on PB are helping me come to terms with the reality. At least I'll go "out" doing what I love. God willing, I'll escape untouched. Please!
  • 6 1
 haha way to embrace it to the max
  • 7 0
 I'd hope this makes you realize how strong the body really is. The people sustaining these injuries are putting their bodies through trials that evolution could never have predicted. The fact that Brayden could almost fully recover from such a serious head trauma after only 3 months is quite remarkable. Also, there isn't an increase in the number of injuries, so much as an increase in the coverage of the sport that lets us see and hear about all of them in such great detail.
  • 5 0
 Maybe the recoveries demonstrate how durable the human body is.
  • 3 0
 He seems to have a really good attitude tup


Recovering from any injury is all about taking it slow and working back to where you were - but head injuries area real beast just because the brain is such a sensetive, precious and intricate thing. It can be hard to gauge when you're properly back to strength and pushing it too far too soon could have devastating effects.

Best of luck with the recovery and hope to see you shredding again in the future. Take it slow man!
  • 3 0
 Give it time...heal up fully...there's no rush...you are still very young... continue on your recovery
  • 1 0
 animals are therapy,,,keep walking your dog and think about where you are and where you are going and what you want to accomplish. You have nothing to prove, Live, Ride, Live....
  • 2 1
 Had the same thing as he did, in the hospital for 2 months and in the ICU for 3 weeks, paralyzed for a month, couldn't talk for a month and all of that because of me riding my bike!
  • 1 0
 Good news Brayden, seeing you crash first hand was scary as hell. Being home must be great, and you seem to be healing well, looking forward to your updates, and perhaps seeing you at Joyride this winter. Rubber side down.
  • 2 0
 So stoked you are doing better bud! Cant wait to have you back out to Colorado this summer.
  • 2 0
 You're a good man Brayden. All the best with the rest of your recovery and good job so far!
  • 1 0
 nice to see you are recovering well. Can't wait to see you back shredding with the pros.keep cool, your time will come. peace.
  • 1 0
 Brayden great to hear you're on your way back to a full recovery, we got your back (and head) covered! Best from POC Sports
  • 1 0
 good news - have a quick recovery, take it easy and come back strong next year!
  • 1 0
 Matrix re patterning
  • 2 0
 he's back flipping at joyride!
  • 1 0
 Heal up well and keep shredding it. Glad to hear you're ok and doing better.
  • 2 0
 Super good to hear, miss riding with this kid
  • 2 0
 Wear your full face helmets . Concussions are not cool or macho.
  • 1 0
 Yeah buddy, glad you are staying stoked and doing well! Can't wait to see you on the podium more next year!
  • 1 0
 What was the name of treatment he was taking where the woman was working on him ?
  • 1 0
 Keep it up, looking forward to watching you ride next season.
  • 1 0
 Good to hear - seeing his bail was pretty nasty.
  • 1 0
 I think i saw him at Joyride150 a week ago, good luck healing!
  • 1 0
 Titties. Was just gonna say I hope I see him there killin' it sometime. Rheeder looks to be back in destroyer form.
  • 2 0
 Get well soon bro
  • 1 0
 Keep on Keeping on dude! No rider wants to see a fellow rider hurt.
  • 1 0
 Yea Brayden
  • 1 0
 Big ups Brayden.

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