Racer X Injury Report

April 15, 2010 1:37pm
Max Anstie – Hip
Comment: The DNA Shred Stix/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: Undecided one when he’ll return. 

Taylor Futrell - Foot 
Comment: The Dragon Racing Fuels KTM rider is having surgery Monday to screw his foot back together so he can be back in time for the nationals

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

Josh Grant – Shoulder
Comment: Josh is back in North Carolina testing and training for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Matt Goerke – Broken Right Leg
Comment: Headed to California this week 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!”

Ronnie Goodwin - Broken Talus
Comment: Ronnie got his cast off on Wednesday, April 7. He has been going to the gym and swimming to get mobility in his ankle back. He should be ready to race at his hometown race in Vegas.

Nico Izzi - Foot
Comment: From team manager Donovan Mitchell: "Nico was going to try and race this weekend in St. Louis, however, the team thought it would be best to keep preparing and focused on outdoors. Just as reported last week, his foot is pretty much fully healed, and he’s riding and training width his new trainer Randy Lawrence."

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.

Jake Moss – Knuckle
Comment: Out until the motocross season with a fractured knuckle.

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: From team manager Larry Brooks: "The bone is healing, but it's not strong enough to start riding yet. Just need to make sure the bone is strong when James gets back to riding."

Austin Stroupe - Shoulder
Austin went down in practice in a crash with Kyle Cunningham and separated his shoulder. "I have a third degree AC separation," Austin told us today. "Surgery is necessary. We want to ensure that all is properly aligned to avoid any future complications. I'm so bummed that this happened during the title chase. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team, Scott USA and everyone worked so hard for me. I hate this for us all."

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

Heath Voss - Knee
Comment: Heath went down in his heat race in Houston and broke his right patella knee cup and sustained a very large cut down to the bone on his knee.

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

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