Injured Beaver Creek skier returns home

By Melanie Wong

AVON — Long after most people have stopped thinking about the previous ski season, Avon resident Jeff Kovacik finally returned home from his last time on the slopes. Kovacik was severely injured and paralyzed from the neck down in a hit-and-run accident while skiing at Beaver Creek on April 8. After the accident, he spent almost two months undergoing surgery and recovering from spinal cord, head, shoulder, elbow and knee injuries at Denver Health Medical Center. After being transferred to Craig Hospital in Denver for three months of intense rehabilitation, he was able to stand again. Kovacik was released from …

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