Racer X Injury Report: Jacksonville

Racer X Injury Report: Jacksonville

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Jimmy Albertson – Knee
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 but has just been released to walk. “The knee feels great and it makes me feel good that I spent the proper amount time on crutches because now I walk great with no limp,” Jimmy told us today. “I'm working very hard with my trainer Greg Direnzo to get back on the bike ASAP! I should be back on the bike sometime in May and look forward to racing the outdoors this summer on my Merge Racing, Trey Canard, Banco Basura, Honda. We may miss they first few races but we are just taking it day by day.”

Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: Jeff’s father, Tony, told us that Jeff had to get his foot operated on and the surgery on his foot became a seven-hour ordeal instead of a quick thirty-minute procedure. He has been rehabbing it and may be back for Seattle if all goes to plan.

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: Healed up and preparing for Seattle.

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Chisholm is making progress and should be ready for outdoors.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Justin Barcia – Wrist
Comment: From this week’s GEICO Powersports press release: "I'm feeling great and my wrist is getting better and better each week," Barcia said. "I think things will keep getting better as long as my wrist keeps getting better."

Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur, L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim II. “Doing a lot better,” Daniel told us. “Femur is healing up good. My back is slowly improving. Looking to hopefully be back by X games if everything goes OK.”

Please visit the link to below to view a video from Daniel, where he explains his crash, his injuries and his future. http://vimeo.com/20306553. 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 – Ribs/Lungs
Comment: The MotoConcepts rider gave us this update: “I went to the doctor yesterday and got good news: my lung is close to all the way healed and I can increase my exercising and get my lung back in shape. So it looks like I can hopefully starting riding in four to six weeks which should give me plenty of time for outdoors because I’ll be working my butt off till then.”

Christian Craig – Knee
Comment: Tore the patella tendon from the bone and had surgery to reattach. He was recently released by his doctor and is preparing for Seattle.

Darryn Durham – Foot
Comment: Broke the race bike in this week in North Carolina and is in for this weekend’s supercross.

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Durham returns to action this weekend after breaking his foot in Houston.
Photo: Simon Cudby

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.

Josh Greco – Ankle
Comment: Crashed in qualifying at A1 and broke his ankle. Underwent surgery and hopes to be ready by Seattle.

Tommy Hahn – Ribs
Comment: Bruised ribs and tore cartilage in his thoracic cage in a crash in Atlanta. According to his team manager, he’s still out for this weekend.

Wil Hahn – Back
Comment: Crashed during the first practice session at Anaheim 1 and landed on his back, which resulted in a compression fracture of his T-5 vertebra. He just started riding this past week but still no word on when he’ll be lining up behind a starting gate.

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.

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Stroupe is set to return this weekend in Jacksonville.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Chris Howell - Wrist
Comment: The Spokane, WA, privateer broke his wrist just days prior to Anaheim 1 and is hoping to return to action in Seattle.

Brett Metcalfe – Misc.
Comment: The combination of hard crashes in Atlanta and Daytona forced the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki pilot to the sidelines for Indy, and sources close to Metcalfe said he’s also out for Jacksonville.

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.

Kyle Regal – Wrist
Comment: Injured his wrist while practicing in Florida the week prior to the Daytona Supercross. A medical evaluation revealed broken bones in his wrist, including the scaphoid bone, and it is expected that he’ll be out the remainder of the supercross season.

Austin Stroupe – Ankle
Comment: Recovered from a bruised ankle and according to his team manager he’s in for this weekend.

Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston. “At this moment the plan is to have him return for outdoors,” says team coordinator, Donovan Mitchell. “But there’s a slim chance he might race last few east rounds, not sure yet.”

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.

Ian Trettel – Head
Comment: Ian crashed in practice at Daytona and suffered a head injury. According to a team press release issued last Thursday, the accident caused bleeding as well as swelling in his brain and both have been stabilized with medical and surgical interventions. This week his father said, “Ian is making progress each day and we are becoming more and more confident that he will make a full recovery. He continues to give us signs to keep us hopeful.  It is difficult to make a prognosis right now because that is just how head injuries go.” You can help Ian and his family in recovery by donating to Road 2 Recovery right here:

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Swanepoel is out until outdoors.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Rhett Urseth – Shoulder
Comment: Separated his left shoulder in San Diego, but 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.

Chad Ward – Multiple
Comment: Crashed in Atlanta and reports are that he suffered a broken wrist, punctured and bruised lung, five broken ribs, broke a wing off of his spine and a concussion.

Jake Weimer – Arm
Comment: Started riding recently and hopes to retun by St. Louis if everything goes well.

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