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T.J. Lavin now walking after BMX accident

10/28/2010 by Kristina Lopez

BMX Rider T.J. Lavin makes an appearance at MTV Studios in Times Square for a taping of 'Total Request Live' show on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in New York. The show will air on Thursday, July 17, 2008  (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenge host and BMX biker T.J. Lavin is making strides in his recovery from a BMX stunt that went awry in Las Vegas on October 14 which initially left the biker with brain swelling and a broken wrist.

"He was able to walk down the hall with assistance this morning," Chas Aday, Lavin's business partner told MTV. "He's having surgery on his wrist tomorrow, and he'll be going to a rehab facility after that to get the brain back to normal."

Aday added, "The doctors have told us he'll make a full recovery. It's a matter of how long that's going to take, we don't know."

Lavin was put into a medically induced coma at University Medical Center in Las Vegas after his accident, according to MTV, which occurred while he was riding at the Dew Tour Event. Lavin lost control of his bike on a dirt course while performing a mid-air stunt.

"It's been wonderful to see how much better he's doing. From a medically induced coma to being unconscious, to being intubated with a breathing tube, to not responding at all, to seeing him now, it's awesome," Aday told the music channel.

Lavin, 33, is a Las Vegas native and began a career in BMX racing during the 90s, competing in the X-Games.  He has served as the host of MTV's reality competition show since the 2005-2006 season.


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