Ernesto Fonseca update

March 7, 2006 7:01pm | by:

The industry was rocked today by the news that Team Honda's Ernesto Fonseca crashed while preparing for the Daytona Supercross at a test track in California. There has been a lot of information and misinformation floating around, but here's the deal: Ernesto landed on his head and broke the C-7 vertebra in his back, which is approximately at mid-chest level. His spinal cord was "bent" but not severed. Doctors have stabilized him and are puting a halo on Ernesto in hopes that it will help him regain full function. He is in serious condition, and the doctors feel that the next 24 to 48 hours are critical for his long-term health.

Please keep Ernesto in your thoughts and prayers as this situation develops. We will have more as soon as there is official information or news.