Racer X Injury Report

February 18, 2010 12:34pm
Max Anstie – Hip
Comment: Fractured hip last weekend at Anaheim and will be out for eight weeks.

Davi Millsaps – Shoulder
Comment: From Racer X Virtual Trainer, Tim Crytser: “I was talking to Johnny Louch a few minutes ago about an article we are working on. He said that Davi crashed (came up short and cased a jump) at the test track and banged up his shoulder. The doctor cleared him for this weekend. It is a sprained muscle in his back near the shoulder.”

Tyla Rattray – Shoulder blade
Comment: Per his website, stylamx.com: “Last week I was out practicing and had a fall, hurting my shoulder. At first I thought it was just some bruising, but after some X-rays and an MRI scan, the doctors found a crack in my scapula. The good news out of all this is I don't need surgery. The doctor said that because the crack was not displaced and because that particular bone is surrounded by so much muscle, it should not be that serious. He basically said that I can get back on the bike whenever I have no more pain. He guessed it would be around four weeks, but was not sure; it could even be sooner! So as soon as I'm healed up 100 percent I will be back and I know I will be back strong.”

Josh Clark - Back
Comment: From Chris O’Neal: “ Josh cased a triple on the first lap of the second heat in Anaheim and ended up with two broken vertebrae in his back, but has full movement. He underwent surgery earlier this week and should be fine after rehab. He's hoping to be back for the nationals.”

Chris Whitcraft – Back
Comment: From Willy Browning: “They fused three up and three down from t6. The core was not harmed and they relieved pressure from the core when they did the surgery. He still can’t pick his legs up, but he has feeling and can tell you where and what you are touching on his feet and legs. The doctors are impressed with the amount of movement from yesterday to today, and I think they are fitting him for a back brace ASAP. So, things are looking really good, but at the same time there is still a lot to be gained.”

Bobby Bonds: Collarbone
Comment: Broke the bone in two spots, but there was no misalignment or overlapping of the collarbone. He will spend the next three to four weeks healing up and should be able to get back on the bike at that time."

Andrew Short – Leg
Comment: From the official Honda press release: “Short has sustained a lower leg injury, which is expected to sideline him for approximately six weeks.”

Ben Evans – Shoulder
Comment: The BTOSports.com/BBMX/Palmetto Suzuki rider is out till Seattle.

Tommy Searle – Right shoulder
Comment: Tommy will make his return after the break in the series at Seattle in April.

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: Five weeks into his six-week healing process. Chad stopped by the Anaheim 3 webcast show and said he will be at the Daytona SX no matter what, but he really hopes to be there to race.

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.”

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: Goerke will start light riding in four weeks. The team will then determine a week or so after that when his estimated return to racing will be.

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: His team manager, Bill Keefe, said he's probably for this weekend. 

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.

Daniel Blair - Knee
Comment: Out with two torn ACLs. Will not return for supercross in 2010.

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