Injury Update: Brittany Clawson

Aug 4, 2014
by Matt Wragg  
At the Enduro World Series round 5 in Winter Park Brittany Clawson went down hard on the final day of racing. Speaking to many of the female racers who were with her when she went down, it was clear it was a very bad crash. At the time the organisers confirmed that she was taken to hospital in Denver where her condition was described to us as "stable." Until now we haven't had any further news on her condition, but we received an email this morning with an update. Anne Galyean let us know that her fiancé posted on his Facebook page the following update:

bigquotesUpdate on Britt. After her crash in winter park on Sunday at the EWS race, she is still in the hospital in Denver. She is recovering faster and faster every day. Britt will be transferred to Craig Hospital on tuesday for head injury rehab. She has a mild TBI along with pelvis fractures, skull fractures, and a broken tailbone. We all know how strong her drive and determination is that will only help her in this time of healing. Her long term memory is ok we just need to work on her short term. Luckily she doesn't need any surgery for the broken bones. We can't thank everyone enough for all the support and love coming our way. She loves you all and can't wait to get back on her bike.

Everyone here at Pinkbike would like to wish her a full and speedy recovery.

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Brittany on track for the first day of racing at Winter Park


  • 76 1
 It's nice to get these injury updates. Thanks, Pinkbike. Healing vibes and speedy recovery to Brittany.
  • 36 0
 That's really awesome of PB to put this up. Props to you!
  • 12 0
 Speaking of updated does anyone know if the norco rider that was in a car crash is ok?

Hope your feeling better Brittany!
  • 17 0
 Really good to hear that she's on the mend. You were shredding out there Brittany and we can't wait to see you back out in the mountains!
  • 11 0
 Craig is top notch, no better place for that type of rehab. Wish you a speedy recovery Brittany.
  • 8 0
 Curious the brand of helmet she was wearing and more info on the crash. Did it help her or fail on her. Wish the best luck and health in your recovery. You'll be shredding soon.
  • 3 3
 Judging by the picture maybe giro? If so....ya. its giro lol
  • 8 0
 Healing vibes Brittany!!
  • 7 0
 she will be coming back stronger than ever! Thanks PB for the support!
  • 6 0
 Holy crap that's a list of horrible injuries... so stoked to hear she's getting better.
  • 8 1
 fractured skull with full face helmet???
  • 7 0
 Likely means that with a half shell she'd be dead.
  • 2 0
 (is it confirmed that she was injured while wearing a full face??)
  • 3 0
 Yes, she was wearing a full face, they were mandatory at that event (and a good thing, too!). Very glad she's healing quickly.
  • 4 0
 Glad to hear she's on the mend, healing vibes her way! Yeah, just like some of you was shocked to hear that she had a fracture skull with a ff helmet, thankfully ff helmets were mandatory, possibly saved her life!
  • 5 1
 Best to Brittany and hers. I crashed at winter park a year ago and bruised my ribs. Put me off the bike for a few months. I hope she is up and riding again in a few.
  • 4 0
 Wishing you a speedy, and full recovery Brittany. Really take your time with the brain injury. Don't rush back into risky territory until you're 100%. All the best.
  • 4 0
 Thanks for the update. Glad to know that she is doing better. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!
  • 3 0
 Brittany is a top knotch person. Sad to see this happen to her. Sending my good vibes for a successful recovery!
  • 2 1
 whats a knotch?
  • 4 0
 heal fast! and god be with you always...
  • 3 0
 Was awesome racing with you Brittany! Heal up soon - you are so talented!
  • 2 0
 At the shop today the guys were wondering how she's doing so it's nice to get an update. Good luck Brit and Phil.
  • 1 0
 Heal up girl. Can't wate to see you back on the bike My prayers go out to you #1. (:~)
  • 1 0
 Faaark...that sucks...what's TBI? ****** Brain injury ??? Egad!
  • 1 0
 Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 1 0
 Best of luck from the flyers team
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 EWS required us all to have Full Face helmets for Winter Park
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 Get well soon!
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