NEW HAMPTON, N.H. (NEWS CENTER) -- Olympic bronze medalist Scotty Lago will participate in the X-Games this week despite a broken jaw sustained while filming a movie on January 13.
Lago told NEWS CENTER that he was shooting a movie about 25 miles into the back country from Jackson, Wyoming. He landed a difficult trick, but the force of the landing drove his chin down into his knee. The result was a broken jaw, several broken teeth and stitches on his chin and tongue.
"All the compression," Lago told NEWS CENTER. "I couldn't handle it. I ended up hitting my jaw on my knee." Lago said he can land the trick, "a Switch Double-back, Rodeo 10-80" and that he's not afraid of it.
Lago has lost ten pounds since the injury. He has been taking all food through a straw, but is starting to be able to eat more solid food.
Lago also reports that his Friends Crew group has come out with a new product. Friends Headsets are a very stylized headset being marketed to young people, especially snowboarders.
The X-Games start Thursday in Aspen.