Deluxe Distribution and Real skateboards co-founder Jim Thiebaud just told ESPN Tuesday that JT Aultz is back in San Diego, at home recuperating."
Aultz was injured last Thursday night after falling while attempting a trick on a double kinked rail. Aultz, 28, suffered a fractured skull and was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev., where he was placed in a medically induced coma and monitored for bleeding on the brain.
As of Friday night, according to fellow pro Corey Duffel's Twitter, Aultz was "awake and talking slowly." Duffel added that he was out of the coma and that it was amazing to see his eyes open and see him smile." Via Duffel's Instagram, Duffel reported that Aultz would "remain in the Intensive Care Unit for the next few days, but he's looking great and was even speaking a bit."
Aultz's sponsor, Jim Thiebaud of Deluxe Distribution, added on Friday night that Aultz was "stable and strong" via Twitter.
TransWorld reported Friday that Aulz will need to check in with a neurosurgeon in about a month. If the prognosis is positive, he should be able to start skateboarding again.
Aultz, a native of San Diego, Calif., sponsored by Real skateboards, Osiris, Thunder and Spitfire, was featured in the 2011 Real video "Since Day One," and had stated in an ESPN interview earlier this year that he was continuing to film for his next video part throughout the remainder of the year.
We will update this story as it develops.