Racer X Injury Report

March 11, 2010 2:50pm

Grant Langston – Body
Comment: Banged up but anticipates making a full and speedy recovery.

Ivan Tedesco - Finger
Comment: Front-brake finger took the brunt of the crash, but his entire right hand is sore.

Justin Brayton – Thumb/Toe
Comment: From JGRMX’s David Evans: “He did sprain his thumb, and bruise his toe. He should be good for Toronto, just sore right now.”

Jason Lawrence – Body
Comment: From Crown AMG: “Jason is recovering from his crash last weekend. He will not be racing in Toronto, but looks forward to racing in Dallas.”

Chad Reed – Hand
Comment: Rode practice at Daytona and logged the fastest lap time. Should be a go for Toronto.

Dan Truman – Pinky finger
Comment: The mechanic for BTOSports.com/BBMX’s Jason Thomas, Truman cut off the tip of his pinky finger loading JT’s bike the day prior to Daytona. He’s not letting that hold him back, though, and will be in Toronto.

Aden de Jager – Collarbone
Comment: Broke it at Indy. No word on when he’ll return.

Kevin Johnson – Fractured neck, ribs, collapsed lung, and lacerated kidney
Comment: Told us he’s just sore. “My neck doesn't even hurt much at all, just my broken ribs,” he added. “My insides are feeling better too. To be honest I am pretty dang thankful that I feel the way I do….”

Ronnie Goodwin - Ankle
Comment: Broken Talus, but hopes to return at Houston.

Max Anstie – Hip
Comment: Fractured hip at Anaheim 3. No word on when he’ll return.

Tyla Rattray – Shoulder blade
Comment: Released by his doctor and started riding this week, but there’s still no set date for his return.

Josh Clark - Back
Comment: He will be 100 percent when the nationals start and plans to ride 450s.

Chris Whitcraft – Back
Comment: Things are looking better every day.

Bobby Bonds: Collarbone
Comment: Should be back on the bike in a few weeks.

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.

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.”

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: Probably out till the Nationals.

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.

Ryan Smith - Rotator Cuff
Comment: Injured while practicing prior to Daytona.

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