Four-time Winter X Games winner Sarah Burke is in a coma after an accident during a training run on the superpipe in Park City, Utah.
The ski pro, 29, was taken by members of the resort’s mountain patrol and airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital, according to Peter Judge, the CEO of the Canadian freestyle team.
“She landed a trick down in the bottom end of the pipe and kind of bounced from her feet to her head,” Judge tells Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper. “It wasn’t anything that looked like a catastrophic fall, so I’m a bit mystified.”
Burke, named one of FHM magazine’s 100 sexiest women in 2006, follows Kevin Pearce, who suffers brain injury following a snowboarding accident that left him comatose two years ago.
Calling Burke a “very, very strong woman,” her husband Rory Bushfield tells the Vancouver Sun he believes his wife “will be fine.”