Comment: Albertson crashed on the third lap of his second qualifying session at Anaheim 1 and caught his leg under the bike. He underwent ACL surgery in late January and is planning on returning during outdoors on a Merge Racing/Donnell's-backed Honda.
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. He’s still on the mend but hopes to be 100 percent for Seattle.
Durham is expected back at Daytona.
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Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur, L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim II. Please visit the link to below to view a video from Daniel Blair, where he explains his crash, his injuries and his future. Click HERE to watch video. Also, a PayPal account has been set up to help Daniel and his family. If you are in a position to donate, please click HERE.
Kyle Chisholm – Bruised lung
Comment: Out of the hospital and doing better each 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.
Josh Grant - Knee
Comment: In a statement released by Honda, Josh Grant recently underwent additional surgery to his right knee 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.
Hahn is a big question mark for Atlanta.
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Josh Greco – Ankle
Comment: Crashed in qualifying at A1 and broke his ankle. Underwent surgery and hopes to be ready by Seattle.
Tommy Hahn – Knee
Comment: It was Tommy's second race back after his shoulder injury, but unfortunately he crashed with Matt Boni in his heat and hurt his knee in the collision. The doctor’s first diagnostic was a pinched Sciatic nerve. He is a question mark for Atlanta and will try to ride this week before Atlanta. If he can ride, he will race.
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 more weeks before Hahn can resume his training routine.
Josh Hansen – Finger
Comment: On the mend but should be 100 percent by time the West Region resumes in Seattle.
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.
Marvin Musquin – Knee
Comment: Actively rehabbing the knee he injured last November at the Bercy SX. He goes to physical therapy a few times a week and then works with his personal trainer about five days a week. He expects to be back on the bike in the beginning of April. His first race is set to be the USGP at Glen Helen before heading to the U.S. MX Nationals.
Will Weimer return before the season is over?
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Killy Rusk – Fingers
Comment: Dislocated three fingers in a crash at a local arenacross while preparing for Atlanta. Rode at Zach Osborne’s place this week and said he’s in for Atlanta.
Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston. Will be out for a couple 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 sat out San Diego to rest his knee and is ready to go for this weekend.
Rhett Urseth – Shoulder
Comment: Separated his left shoulder in San Diego. He'll be back in action for Seattle.
Bryce Vallee: Wrist
Comment: Bryce fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist prior to the season and underwent surgery to repair. His return will depend on the healing process.
Jake Weimer – Arm
Comment: Suffered a broken arm prior to Anaheim 1. He recently tweeted, “Made good progress with healing the last 3 weeks, so I'm hoping the next 3 go well. I am back to training and getting ready for when I'm cleared. I go back to the Doc in 3 weeks. A possibility that I will be able to start some easy riding then. Don't get too excited but keeping fingers crossed.”
Ryan Zimmer – Ankle
Comment: Broke his ankle in early January. Out indefinitely.
*Update: We have just recevied word from Jimmy Weinert Racing that Zimmer will be racing at Atlanta. To read the entire press release click HERE
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