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X Games: Faceplants and Fractures

Dennis McCoy crashes down following a flat, hard landing that caused him to smash his face into the handlebar on his second run of the BMX Freestyle Vert final. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Blood runs down the face of Dennis McCoy following a bad landing that caused him to smash his face into the handlebar. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Dennis McCoy is helped away after landing hard in his second run and smashing his face into the handlebar of his bike. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
August 3, 2007: Cameron White can’t quite clear the third jump during his first run in the BMX Freestyle Dirt finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he crashed on all three of his runs but was credited with the first ever triple tail whip. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Sondro Dias fails on the skateboard ramp but eventually claims gold in the Men’s Vert competition on day 1. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Dave Mirra lost control of his bike and fell face first during the first round of the BMXVert Best Trick Finals. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Dave Mirra is helped up after falling face first during the first round of the BMX Vert Best Trick Finals. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Skateboarder Bucky Lasek practices on the Big Air jump at a parking lot at Staples Center in Los Angeles in preparation for next weeks X Games (Lori Shepler / LAT)
BRUSH WITH DEATH: A long scar on Brian Deegan’s abdomen is a reminder of his near-fatal motorcycle crash in Philadelphia last year. (Irfan Khan / LAT)
Jarret Ewanek wipes out on his street luge during the X-Games in San Diego. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Stephen Murray crashes into a cameraman in Bike Stunt Dirt event. Neither was injured. (Alexander Gallardo / LAT)
Jason Ellis’ skateboard gets away from him during a landing attempt from a 50-foot ramp in the Staples Center parking lot in downtown Los Angeles in 2004. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Cory Nastazio of Riverside, Calif. takes a face plant on his first run of the BMX freestyle dirt finals last year. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Bob Burnquist (CQ) was injured in his fourth run during the Skateboard Big Air Finals last year. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
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