Racer X Injury Report

April 8, 2010 3:57pm
Max Anstie – Hip
Comment: The DNA Shredstix/Star Yamaha rider started riding fulltime on Monday. Says team manager Donovan Mitchell: “Max is on point, thanks to David Bailey setting him up with a great doctor. Lots of great therapies and refined exercises look to have him lining up at Seattle as of right now.”

Daniel Blair - Knee
Comment: Out with two torn ACLs. Will not return for supercross in 2010. In the meantime, Blair will work alongside Todd Ballard at NXTagency to further enhance and build the rider management/ representation component of the NXTagency business.

Bobby Bonds: Collarbone
Comment: Will return at Round 4 of the WORCS series in two weeks.

Tyler Bowers – Femur
Comment: Out indefinitely.

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

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

Lucas Crespi – Bruised lungs
Comment: From team manager Forrest Butler: “He is doing fine. He just started surfing again this week, actually. Obviously he’s done for SX as there are only two rounds of east coast left.”

Spencer Dally - Collarbone
Comment: Spencer broke his collarbone in the first heat at Atlanta. He's back in Minnesota where he had it surgically repaired with a plate and eight screws. He will be out for the rest of the Supercross season and plans to be back to 100 percent for Hangtown and the rest of the outdoor nationals.

Darryn Durham – Shoulder
Comment: Tried riding yesterday but still has pain in the shoulder. Undecided one when he’ll return.

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

Vince Friese – Nose
Comment: Vince had a major laceration to his cheek that required a plastic surgeon and over fifty stiches. "The cat scan showed several facial fractures so we brought him home to Missouri," his mom told us. "He underwent facial reconstruction surgery Friday for a broken nose, shattered cheek bone, and a fracture of his eye orbit in two places. He now has four plates and several screws in his face along with some scars! He is traveling to Houston with the hopes of racing!"

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

Josh Grant – Shoulder
Comment: From JGRMX’s David Evans: “Josh is back in North Carolina testing and training primarily with the outdoor season in mind. He may race a couple of rounds of supercross, but as of now the focus is on the outdoor national championship. He is still rehabbing the shoulder but is healed and looks great on the bike.”

Matt Goerke – Broken Right Leg
Comment: Will be going out to California within the next two weeks to start testing for the nationals. “My leg feels pretty good,” Matt told us. “It's taken a while to heal, because of the rod. I can’t wait to get back out there!”

Nico Izzi - Foot
Comment: The fractured bone in his foot is healed, but he is skipping the last few supercrosses in order to regroup. "He feels confident that he can turn things around in the Nationals," team manager Donovan Mitchell told us. 

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….”

Grant Langston – Entire body
Comment: Still on the mend and hopes to be ready for Seattle. 

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

Alex Martin - Arm
Comment: Broke his arm in practice at Toronto and will be out four to six weeks. "I might be back for St. Louis, but most likely Hangtown," Alex told us.

Matt Moss – Wrist
Comment: Matt Moss's broken back is healed, but he also had his wrist checked out while he was out with back problems, and it turns out he had a broken navicular. The injury is healing, but Matt is still in a cast and likely won't be back until the outdoor tour.

Tyla Rattray – Shoulder blade
Comment: Still no set date for his return, but it’s looking like Seattle.

Dan Reardon - Head
Comment: Questionable for this weekend. From his team manager: "He's still feeling the effects of his brutal A1 crash and we're giving him some time to build some mental and physical strength, we look forward to his return to racing."

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

James Stewart – Wrist
Comment: Return is still questionable.

Ben Townley - Perforated Bowel
Comment: Out four to six weeks. Should be ready for Hangtown MX opener.

Chris Whitcraft – Back
Comment: Things are looking better every day. Help support Chris by visiting www.chriswhitcraft.com.

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