Phil Smage

Smagical Updates via @smagical Instagram posts and YouTube. You can follow along in Phil’s progress by following his two accounts @Smagical.

 

Phil’s Injury Update as of 06/20/18

 

Updated 06/13/18

 

Updated 6/12/18


Update 05/31/18

Over the last year of filming for #ActionFiguresTheMovie #2 Phil has pushed himself to what he thought was his limits, but all of that pales in comparison to his first day of physical therapy when they sat him up in bed. As you can tell by his face this takes the cake for the hardest things he’s ever had to do, and it’s just going to get harder from here but you know he isn’t going to give up.

Update 05/30/18

Phil traveled the world as Captain America for years but now he’s looking more like Iron Man. Thought we should share Phil’s life saving hardware 📸 @brandonschmidt92

@Smagical update day 4, another roller coaster day, started off with my best nights sleep and positive feed back from the doctors. To prevent bed sores I’m constantly having to be repositioned, but with all of my other fractures throughout my body we’re finding it hard to move me without causing pain somewhere. I did make the most important movement today, a bowel movement!

We really appreciate all of your support, it really lifts our spirits. Every little bit helps. #smagicalstrong #smagicalupdate #road2recovery

On Friday May 25th, Nitro Circus athlete Phil “Smagical” Smage was injured during a world-record UTV distance jump at the Brimstone White Knuckle Event in Huntsville, Tennessee. Thanks to the fast acting response from the Brimestone Recreations Medical Team and the Nitro Circus crew, Phil was safely aboard a life flight helicopter and on his way to University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.

Phil sustained multiple broken ribs, broken wrist, collarbone and fracture vertebrae from C3-C7.  That evening Phil underwent spinal surgery to fuse his C3 to C7 vertebrae. His surgeons decided that fusion is the best course of action for his injuries and will give the best possible outcome.  As of now, Phil is in high sprits and is recovering from surgery. He has already gained movement in his toes and partial mobility of his arms. With injuries such as his, it will take sometime to find out the longterm effect on his body. At this time it is too soon to tell if he will require anymore surgeries.

Even with the insurance coverage that Phil has, the financial burden is going to be extensive. There is going to be a long road to recovery with the possibility of in-patient hospital care and most definitely out-patient rehabilitation to address his multiple fractures in his vertebrae. Additionally, transportation to a facility closer to home in Wisconsin or Chicago will be costly. A majority of the insurance companies do not cover the cost of medical transport and limited coverage of out-patient rehabilitation.

If you are able to help support Phil, please donate here. Any and all contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated. If not, please help by leaving a positive message below for him to read and share this post.

 

 

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35 Comments for : Phil Smage
    • Brenda Smage
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    Rooting for you and Sarah, and I can’t wait until you’re closer to home so I can visit. Seeing your video updates with your progress and your humor intact has been a highlight these last couple of days. Love you, cuz!

    • Randy
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    Stay positive! Following your story. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

    • Chris
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    Stay strong Phil! Prayers for you and you’re family.
    #smagicalstrong

    • Dan
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    After seeing that horrendous crash, I was honestly just happy to hear you survived. I look forward to seeing your positive recovery and racing with you again someday. Stay strong and stay motivated! Gary the goat would accept nothing less!

    • Tejas Dhakate
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    For all those years of your career you saw success and failure, today it is another test, win it and I bet you, you will fell the most beautiful and the biggest success of your life.
    Best wishes and prayers for you Smage

    • Matt polack
    • May 28, 2018
    Reply

    Stay positive bro. Glad your on a recovery path and not the other way around. Lots of positive vibes. Stay breezy smageezy!! Prayers through all if the recovery.

  1. Reply

    Nice job on achieving the two hats bro!! Sucks it had this outcome but you have alot of positives through this whole thing that you can dwell on. All good vibes n prayers from this way. Fast n speedy recovery. Stay breezy smageezy!!

    • Brian
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Don’t give up hope, you can do this, don’t ever give up!! Things are going to get better. I know it’s tuff right now you just have to believe & I believe you can do this…hang in there bud!!

    • Bubba Wentworth
    • May 29, 2018
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    Get well soon and prayers sent for your speedy recovery Phil.

    • Bre Cooper
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Your positivity is contagious! So many people are rooting for you and Sarah and you have us all cheering you along the way. Keep pushing for the progress like you are! It helps having that support system like you do in Sarah so keep that close to your heart and the strength will grow from that 10 fold! My dear friend endured a horrible accident two years ago, resulting in spinal fusion surgery among many others. It’s been a rocky road but he has had great facilities helping his progress and traveled to test various things. One being the Vasper System, http://www.vasper.com/
    He actually has one in his home and uses it to help regain his strength and development. Feel free to contact me with questions about it and I can always get you in contact with Brooks about his road to recovery and such. Everyone over here in WA is thinking of you and sending positive vibes your way!

    • Justin carter
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Lying in a hospital recovering from a close call myself. Keep your thoughts positive and I pray for your speedy recovery

    • Mark Misek
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Here’s to a speedy recovery Phil! Your charisma, flair, enthusiasm and support make for a very positive impact for the Misek clan!

    • Tony and Brandy
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Love ya buddy! Gonna be tearing it up at Smagical Adventurous Landious before you know it!

  2. Reply

    If it were easy everyone would do it, being a bad ass doesn’t come without risk and no risk in life = no reward. You’ve done more cool shit than 99% of the population. It’s not over and you will continue to do Rad things, just a few speed bumps you need to backflip through right now. You can do it.

    Besides who else is gonna battle with me on Pit Bikes at Lake County!

    Keep us updated, District 16 is rooting for you.

    • Travis Frailey
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Pulling for you

    • Doug Minick
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Phil , so sorry to here about your accident. I know what it’s like! I was in a vehicle accident and fractured vertebrae L1-l-2 and blew out my L-5,S-1 which the doc ended up fusing. That was my 2nd spinal surgery. My first was due to a genetic disease in which the dr’s did a total disc replacement from L-3 through L-5. Both surgeries took a toll and long story short I can no longer work because surgeries failed. Stay strong!! You’re younger than me so you will recover faster!! Keep the Faith that as crazy as it sounds, this is God’s plan. We don’t understand it at first and it may not be understood for years! However, just following your recovery may help someone else get through a difficult time in THEIR life. Stay positive and you’ll heal faster!!

    • Dave Horting
    • May 29, 2018
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    Phil
    Be strong and positive! Ups and downs will be experienced in this recovery, but don’t give up, even when you think you’ve had enough.
    You’ll get thru it and be a better stronger person because of it.
    Have faith, ask for strength, and believe in him and yourself.
    BumperDave

    • John
    • May 29, 2018
    Reply

    Stem Cell injections PANAMA ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read Stem Cell Therapy Rising Tide Dr. Neil Roirdan
    https://www.cellmedicine.com/

    • Calli Brellenthin
    • May 30, 2018
    Reply

    Speedy recovery Phil you can do this you have a strong support team. Sending prayers. Dale and Calli Brellenthin…Jacob’s mom & dad

    • Joe
    • May 30, 2018
    Reply

    Prayers for a speedy recovery

  3. Reply

    Keep your humor and the smile on your face;-) Prayers for fast healing from the staff at Aiken Motorcycle Sales & Service in SC.

    • Anna Andreuccetti
    • June 1, 2018
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    You got this Phil! Looking good in that gown!!!! Sooooo glad to hear that you had a bowel movement!! I know that us a real challenge post surgery and with pain meds. Keep on poopin!! We are praying for you constantly. Keep on smiling. Give your beautiful wife a smooch!

    • Lisa Paquet
    • June 1, 2018
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    Good luck in your recovery Phil. You & Sarah ate in my prayers!

    • Brittany Frederick
    • June 1, 2018
    Reply

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Phil! Stronger every day. Sending you and Sarah many prayers and positive vibes.

    • Rusty Gordon
    • June 1, 2018
    Reply

    Hang in there Phil, get strong and then come out and ride with us in NM.
    You will make it!!

    • Sharon S Wuttke
    • June 2, 2018
    Reply

    All your courage and humor will be important your recovery. Your stong

    • Barb Perlik
    • June 6, 2018
    Reply

    All your fans at Americade are sending healing vibes and look forward to reading about your Smagtastic steps in recovery. You are amazing and inspire all of us to reach!

    • Steve M
    • June 6, 2018
    Reply

    I wish you nothing but a speedy recovery and good health to come Phil! You’re an absolute beast who isn’t afraid of ANYTHING! I hope the donation eases a little of your financial burdens. I can’t wait to continue to watch you conquer this set back that’s only going to catapult you further in life! Godspeed Brotha!!! 🙏🏼

    • Trevor
    • June 7, 2018
    Reply

    Hang in there!

    • Julie
    • June 15, 2018
    Reply

    From a 47-year-old woman who used to ride motocross and kickboxed for 30 years…my hip replacements and I want to tell you that you got this! I was riding my mountain bike 2 weeks after my second hip replacement. Of course, that’s nothing like what you’re going through, but I know with your determination and your support system, you’ll be up and kicking ass in no time!

    • Simon
    • June 16, 2018
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    You’re truly an inspiration, mate. Good luck with the rest of your recovery, I’ll be following along on Instagram wishing you all the best from Australia!

    • Linda and Shaun Robert
    • June 21, 2018
    Reply

    Phil,
    So sorry to hear about your injuries. We have been watching your progress. Keep up the positive attitude, determination and sense of humor.We would love to see you break all the records for your recovery. We know there will be good days and bad days but you have a lot of people behind you cheering you on. Tell Sara “hi” from all of us in AZ.

    • Kelly
    • July 2, 2018
    Reply

    Hi Phil
    I used to be a firefighter. I injured my neck and had my c3 to c7 fused as well. Its crazy after 2 years how much I can do. I almost have full range of motion. I know you will recover fully as well. Keep up your pt and rest. You’ll be back to good in no time.

    • Ethan puza
    • July 6, 2018
    Reply

    I live in Troy center wi. Do you have any jersey that are signed that I could buy??

  4. Reply

    Hey Phil, All of us at A+ Power Sports in Elkhorn are cheering for you and a speedy recovery. We are hosting a huge event “ROXORpalooza in your honor on August 11th at our store. So please send all your friends and fans our way for a fun filled day. We have a DJ, Food, ROXOR test track, 55′ Obstacle Bounce House, Carnival games, Face painting and more. They could win a $700 Hifonics Audio System, Off Road helmets and more. So keep that chin high, we are behind you all the way !!

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