Gronholm Hospitalized at X Games 18

Posted on Jul 05, 2012
Gronholm Hospitalized at X Games 18

Los Angeles, CA (Jul. 1, 2012) - Rallycross driver Marcus Grönholm sustained an accident during the X Games GRC seeding round yesterday in Los Angeles. Marcus was taken to hospital in Los Angeles for assessment of his injuries.

Attending doctors are pleased that Marcus is conscious, alert and talking and has full limb mobility. Following his initial assessment, doctors confirmed this morning that his condition has improved overnight following a night’s sleep and rest.

Gronholm Hospitalized at X Games 18

Marcus will remain in hospital for ongoing observation and further tests and is benefiting from the best acute medical care. Further updates on Marcus’ condition will follow and in the meantime, the team wishes to thank everyone for their concern and best wishes.


Los Angeles, CA, Monday July 2, 2012, 1400hrs PDT local/2300hrs CET. After two days of medical attention and rest, Marcus Grönholm is making good progress in hospital following his accident sustained during the X Games GRC seeding round on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Marcus is alert and talking and his doctors have confirmed that the early start to his recovery after his admittance to hospital on Saturday has continued with another positive update on his condition earlier this morning.

Gronholm Hospitalized at X Games 18

Following the accident, Marcus was for a period unconscious and accordingly one area of medical focus has been to monitor for any repercussions from this injury. Other precautionary checks including a full body scan and related tests confirm that Marcus has full limb mobility, but a bone compression which requires treatment. Consistent with this type of accident, Marcus sustained a number of other injuries that have also improved since his admittance. Accordingly, Marcus will remain in hospital under medical supervision to continue his recuperation.

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