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Racer X Injury Report

Ben Evans – Shoulder
Comment: The BTOSports.com/BBMX/Palmetto Suzuki rider sat out San Francisco because he thought he just bruised and pulled some muscles. We talked to his team manager today who told us that Ben’s injury is more serious than previously thought and that he’ll be out for the next two West Region races and won't be back till Seattle.

Ryan Morais – Entire body
Comment: According to team manager Bill Keefe, Ryan is healing well and expects to be ready for Anaheim 3.

Tommy Searle – Right shoulder
Comment: "Tommy is going to try riding today and tomorrow, and if it goes well he will try to race this weekend," says KTM's Christy LaCurelle. "Yesterday he rode and his shoulder still felt pretty weak, so he is hoping today goes better."

Dan Reardon – Head
Comment: Sat out Phoenix, A2 and San Francisco to recover, but he’s back on the bike and racing this weekend.

James Stewart – Wrist
Comment: His return to the race track will depend on how quickly he is able to recover post-surgery and will be evaluated and determined on a weekly basis.

Chad Reed – Hand
Comment: Halfway through his six-week healing process and will be in San Diego this weekend for a checkup with his surgeon.

Josh Grant – Shoulder
Comment: From JGRMX’s David Evans: “So far things are going as expected with Josh. It will still be a few weeks before he is cleared to ride, and then a little while before he is ready to race again. We want Josh returning fully healed and ready, rather than rushing back and jeopardizing his chances for an AMA Motocross title.”

Matt Moss – Broken Back
Comment: Told our own Steve Cox that he's good to go probably for round one of the East, but on a 450, even though he'd like to ride a 250F at this point.

Jake Moss – Wrist
Comment: Injured at the opening round of the Australian Super X Series and is expected to be ready for Indianapolis.

Nate Adams – Thumb

Comment: Dislocated his thumb following Anaheim 1. Will not return to supercross in 2010.

Topher Ingalls – Ankle
Comment: According to his website, Ingalls suffered a broken ankle in the second qualifying practice at Anaheim 1 and underwent surgery and had a plate and screws inserted to aid in recovery. No word on when he’ll return.

Christian Craig – Broken Back
Comment: Currently has rods in his back and won’t be back on a bike for well over a year.

Matt Goerke – Broken Right Leg
Comment: No word on when the MotoConcepts rider hopes to return.

Dean Wilson – Thumb and Shoulder
Comment: Should be 100 percent ready for the Eastern Regional Lites opener on February 20, 2010, in Indianapolis.

Jake Marsack - Neck
Comment: Jake Marsack out with a broken neck - C2 and C7. Under the current care of Steve Navarro.

Teddy Maier - Leg
Comment: Teddy broke his tib/fib while training at MTF. It actually bent the rod in his leg from a injury last year. He’s working hard to get healed up and is planning on being ready for east coast supercross.

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