Racer X Injury Report

June 17, 2010 12:38pm

Travis Baker - Shoulder
Comment: According to his team manager, Travis sustained a second-degree AC separation in the first moto at Freestone and is going to take a few weeks off to get some strength back before returning to racing. "Fortunately, it seems he will make a full recovery without surgery and we should see him back for Colorado or RedBud."

Tyler Bowers – Femur
Comment: Starting therapy a few times a week but still isn’t putting any pressure on the hip until the doctor says it’s healed.

Michael Byrne – Hand
Comment: Broke the third metacarpal in his left hand on the second lap of the first moto at High Point. "My rear wheel hit a rock or something and I swapped out," he said. "I had surgery on it yesterday so it will heal up faster. My goal is to be back at Millville."

Christian Craig – Broken Back
Comment: From his agent: "The rods in his back are expected to be removed in early June. He is healing very well and eager to have them taken out. Once the rods are removed it should be two to three months before he can ride again. He has been working out with his Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Lucas Oil Honda team at Charles Dao's "Icon Sports Performance" and making great progress. People can follow his recovery by signing up for his email list at www.ChristianCraig.net. Depending on his recovery pace he should be up to speed in time for the U.S. Open. However, his focus is already set on the 2011 SX season."

John Jelderda - Collarbone
Comment: Qualified for the 450 Class at both Hangtown and Freestone, but an early-moto fall in Texas sidelined the rookie for four weeks. He's planning on coming back at Unadilla and will compete in the 250 Class.

Sean Hackley – Ribs
Comment: Crashed in the first 450 moto at High Point and suffered a broken rib and some bruising. Says he’ll likely return at RedBud.

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

Ryan Morais – Thumb
Comment: Had surgery on his thumb last week to repair an avulsion fracture that he sustained in a practice crash at Freestone. Healing time from here is around 4-6 weeks.

Cole Siebler - Back
Comment: Cole had back surgery recently and is beginning rehab and plans to be fully ready for the European and U.S. supercross season.

James Stewart – Wrist
Comment: Stewart has been out since the third round of AMA Supercross with a wrist injury. According to the San Manuel Yamaha team manager Larry Brooks, Stewart is awaiting a final release from his doctors before he begins riding again. At that time he will determine his future racing plans.

Austin Stroupe – Shoulder
Comment: Suffered a third-degree AC separation which required surgery. His return is still undecided.

Ivan Tedesco – Lung
Comment: Out indefinitely with a collapsed lung and bruised ribs. May return for the last four nationals.

Ryan Villopoto – Leg
Comment: Broken tib/fib from St. Louis SX. Expected to be back on a bike in August, and likes to hope he could race the AMA Pro MX finale at Pala, but isn't counting on that. Twitter update from RV2 yesterday: ""Talked with the Doc yesterday and I guess I had my hopes up to walk. Still 4 more weeks, but he said it look really good and some time in August I’ll be able to ride."

Heath Voss – Kneecap
Comment: Out with a broken right patella (kneecap).

Chris Whitcraft – Back
Comment: Things are looking better every day, and Chris was up and walking around at High Point this past weekend. You can help support Chris by visiting www.chriswhitcraft.com.

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