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T.J. Lavin battles pneumonia, but is not expected to have brain damage

T.J. Lavin, the BMX and MTV star who has been hospitalized since crashing on his Dew Tour finale a week ago, is recovering after suffering a setback.

Lavin, who has been in a medically induced coma and is on a breathing tube, is recovering from pneumonia, a common complication. However, his condition is improving, according to a People.com report. He suffered head, wrist and rib injuries in the crash.

His friend and business manager Chas Aday tells People that Lavin appears to have had no brain damage. "Everything is good there," Aday said. "Doctors are not expecting any [brain damage], but we're just not going to know until he wakes up if there is any loss or how bad it is going to be."

Aday says that doctors hope to remove Lavin's breathing and feeding tubes by the weekend.

"Getting the tube out is the big thing. That's what's holding him back," Aday said. "Once they get the tube out, he could be home two, three, maybe four days later. ... They don't know. It could be a week. It could be two weeks. It really depends on the antibiotics."

By Cindy Boren  | October 21, 2010; 7:20 AM ET
 
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