Killian Auberson | Spinal Injury Suffered In Practice Crash
Typing posts is one of the worst parts of the job, but they have to be done. Killian Auberson was severely injured while practicing for the final round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series earlier this week. The incident happened on Tuesday at a track in the Salt Lake City area and resulted in a burst fracture to Auberson’s T3 vertebra. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors conducted an emergency postural spinal fusion to release some of the pressure. Auberson is currently in stable condition at the hospital, but due to the swelling and damage to his spinal cord, he has lost feeling from the chest down.
A native of Switzerland, Auberson has been a staple to the US Supercross for the last few years, first aboard a privateer KTM and now in his current position with the Gas Monkey AJE Motorsports team. He had qualified for every Main Event run thus far in the 250 West Coast Region, with a 10th place at Anaheim Two being his best result of 2020, and he is ranked 15th overall in the point standings.
The current recovery plan for Auberson will include an extended stay in the Intensive Care Unit at an American hospital and after some time, he will take a medical flight back to Switzerland for continued therapy. The costs for Auberson are already mounting, even with his insurance, and Road2Recovery has created a page so that donations can be made to help with the finances. If you have the means to do so, please support a racer in serious need.
We hope the best for Killian Auberson, his wife, family, and the team. Here is to a successful recovery for the Swiss racer.