NewsJuly 2, 2009 9:45 PM ET8,549 views

Evergreen Terrace drummer hurt in bike wreck

Evergreen Terrace drummer Kyle Mims was injured in a bike accident yesterday and will consequently miss the group's upcoming tour. Here's a statement from the band: "After yesterday's practice Kyle was in a horrific bike accident. He was rushed to the emergency room and released late last night full of stitches and a broken clavicle (collar bone). Unfortunately he will have to have surgery and physical therapy for the next 4-8 weeks. So for obvious reasons he will not be with us on our upcoming headlining shows or the Summer Slob tour with The Acacia Strain. Please wish Kyle a quick recovery. He's pretty bummed out. Caleb James, our long time roadie and drummer for Casey Jones ,will be taking over drum duties for now. Check out all dates on our myspace. Here's a picture of Kyle after they brought him back to." Update: Evergreen Terrace has released an additional update regarding Kyle's situation. Here you go: "Yesterday, July 2nd, Kyle went back to the doctors and they told him that if he wants to continue to play drums he will have to have surgery. The surgery will cost him $10,000. They require $5,000 up front and the other $5,000 once the surgery is complete. His emergency room bills, tests, ambulance ride, etc. is estimated to be an additional $10,000. He was very close to receiving health insurance thru his work, but unfortunately this happened before it did. Kyle's mom and stepdad (Stacy and Mark Earle) have set up a donation site if you are interested. If not, then please keep him in your thoughts."

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