Racer X Injury Report

Racer X Injury Report

February 18, 2011 3:00pm

Jimmy Albertson – Knee
Comment: Albertson crashed on the third lap of his second qualifying session and caught his leg under the bike. It was initially thought that he broke his leg, but X Rays showed no broken bones.

Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: From the Alessi Weekly newsletter: Jeff will be on the mend for a about 2 weeks with a small bone (metacarpal) broken in his foot.

Derek Anderson – Back
Comment: Still suffering the effects from a crash at the Pala national. He compressed his back causing a herniated disk. He will most likely be out all of the 2011 SX season but hopes to return to action at the start of the outdoors.

Travis Baker – Finger
Comment: Travis broke his middle finger in half and lacerated his index finger open. The Asterisk crew stitched his finger and set his middle finger at the track. According to his team, he will be off the bike for four weeks, but he will be back 100 percent for Seattle.

Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur, L4 & L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim II. Daniel had a successful surgery on his leg, but they are still weighing out their options for surgery on his back. He will be bed ridden for several weeks. A paypal account has been set up to help Daniel and his family. If you are in a position to donate, please click HERE.

Chisholm suffered a bruised lung after a terrible crash at Houston.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Kyle Chisholm – Bruised lung
Comment: From team manager, David Vuillemin: “He has a bruised lung and was sedated for two days with a breathing tube in his throat and two draining tubes in his lung. Kyle didn't break any bones or was in a coma like the rumors said, and he didn't get a concussion. He’s doing better every day.”

Christian Craig – Knee
Comment: Tore the patella tendon from the bone and is having surgery to reattach. He is expected to be back on the bike in six to eight weeks.

Darryn Durham – Foot
Comment: Broke a bone in his foot after colliding with Dean Wilson in their heat race in Houston. He may try to race Atlanta, but most likely he’s going to wait for Daytona.

Matt Goerke – Ankle
Comment: Told us he’s in for San Diego.

Josh Grant - Knee
Comment: In a statement released by Honda, Josh Grant recently underwent additional surgery to his right knee today to repair his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the result of an injury he sustained at the Phoenix SX. Josh is expected to make a full recovery and it’s anticipated he will make a return to racing early in the summer.

Durham may return in Atlanta after suffering a broken foot in Houston.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Wil Hahn – Back
Comment: Hahn during the first practice session at Anaheim 1 and landed on his back. Hahn suffered a compression fracture of his T-5 vertebra. It’ll be a few months before Hahn can resume his training routine.

Josh Hansen – Finger
Comment: Broke his pinky at Anaheim 2 but still raced (and won) the main. He is still not 100 percent, but will race this weekend.

Austin Howell – Ribs and lung
Comment: Austin has three broken ribs and bruised lung resulting form the practice crash at Anaheim 2. Shea Racing expects him to return at the Seattle SX.

Tye Simmonds – Bronchitis
Comment: The JDR/J-Star/KTM rider will sit out the San Diego SX after being diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and pneumonia earlier this week.

Austin Stroupe – Shoulder
Comment: Austin reinjured his shoulder casing a jump at Anaheim II.

Swanpoel will be out up to four weeks after a crash in Houston.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston last weekend. Swanepoel will be out for four weeks.

Tevin Tapia – Wrist
Comment: Tevin was expected to debut for Shea Racing at Houston, but broke and dislocated his wrist only days prior to the race. It is not yet clear when he will return to action.

Jason Thomas – Knee
Comment: Thomas will sit out this weekend’s San Diego SX round to rest his knee and make sure it is 100 percent to return back for next weekend’s Atlanta SX.

Kevin Windham – Ribs
Comment: After a nasty get-off last week in Houston Windham plans on racing at San Diego. "I'm gonna need to nurse my injuries and just fight through it," Windham said. "I want to get back to the level I was in Houston as soon as I can. The life of a motocross rider involves dealing with injuries and at this point in the year there isn't anyone out there that isn't banged up somehow."

Thomas should be back for Atlanta after suffering a knee injury at Houston.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Jake Weimer – Arm
Comment: Suffered a broken arm prior to Anaheim 1. He is expected to return later this season.

Ryan Zimmer – Ankle
Comment: Broke his ankle in early January.

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