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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wheeler takes a spill

Update:  broken back (2 disks), broken shoulder, slight facia... on Twitpic

Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler reports on Twitter that he had a pretty serious skiing accident today: "broken back (2 disks), broken shoulder, slight facial lacerations... Full recovery expected. Don't worry." Yuck. [Via the Trib.]

UPDATE, 4:23 p.m.: It's contagious! Out on an afternoon jog, daydreaming about what kind of holiday season Ted's going to have, I managed to overlook a mesh bag of bark chips strategically placed near a storm drain to block fallen leaves. Bam! Next thing I know, I'm on all fours, letting loose a loud old-man yelp. Fortunately, the four-point landing drew but a mild road rash. Ask me for the final verdict in 48 hours, though.

Comments (4)

Best wishes to Mr Wheeler - in sympathy as an athlete who has endured a life-changing injury AND as a citizen who thinks he's the brightest light in our local political arena. Get well Ted!

Umm? I took a rare spill on the slopes today myself.
Bottom of Jeff Flood/Timberline, it was as if my left ski came off and slam.
Shaken, not injured stayed out till closing.
Impacts like that at 55 can be scary.
When I first hit, with my head slamming pretty good and left arm jarred I thought uh oh. But nothing.
Best of luck for Ted and our host.

Probably smart if all three of us stay away from heavy machinery for awhile...

oops that wasnt katrina posting that was me...sometimes we share the same laptop...Ted

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