Racer X Injury Report: Dallas

Racer X Injury Report: Dallas

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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. Should be back on the bike in May and ready to race Hangtown.

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.

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Matt Goerke had two rods placed in his wrist last week.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

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 has started training again lightly and should be back on the bike in three to four weeks. He'll return to racing most likely at Hangtown.

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.

Kyle Goerke - Wrist
Comment: Both he and his brother got out of surgery last Tuesday. Kyle has two pins in his left wrist and is just trying to cope with the pain at the moment. His return is undecided.

Matt Goerke - Wrist and Pelvis
Comment: Received two rods in his left wrist last week and is on the mend.

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Tommy Hahn returns this weekend in Dallas.
Photo: Simon Cudby

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.

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, but his back on the bike and is racing this weekend in Dallas. Says David Vuillemin, team manager: “I seen him on the bike for two days and he looks really good.”

Wil Hahn – Shoulder
Comment: Broke his shoulder blade and is out indefinitely.

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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Izzi is likely out for the remainder of the SX season after a foot injury.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

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.

Nico Izzi - Foot
Comment: Nico is healing up well from an operation to his foot and is even walking and going to the gym. However, he's not planning on returning for SX, instead focusing on preparing for the outdoors.

Jeff Mann – Wrist
Comment: Broke his wrist days prior to A1. Rehabbing wrist and hopes to return in Seattle.

Vernon McKiddie – Ribs
Comment: Bruised ribs but hopes to return in Dallas.

Marvin Musquin – Knee
Comment: Returned to the track last Friday at Pala. “It felt so good to get back on the bike,” commented Musquin in a KTM press release. “There is no better feeling than riding for me, so I was eager to get back.” Musquin will return to action at the Glen Helen GP.

Kyle Regal – Wrist
Comment: The San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull rider injured his wrist while practicing in Florida the week prior to the Daytona Supercross, but is in for this weekend. If you feel like gambling, add him to your fantasy team.

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Regal makes his return this weekend in Dallas.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston. According to his team coordinator, Donovan Mitchell, “Gareth is almost fully healed and it looks as if he’ll just fully concentrate on outdoors as of now.”

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. Hopes to return in Seattle.

Ian Trettel – Head
Comment: Ian crashed in practice at Daytona and suffered a head injury. He is making progress every day, and you can help support his recovery by purchasing an IT77 wristband over at Vurbmoto.com. Click here for more info.

You can also help by donating to Road 2 Recovery right here.

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Help Ian Trettel in his recovery by donating above.
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: Jason Weigandt talked to him in Jacksonville, and he said that he just started riding and his arm is healed but still sore. He hopes to be back for St. Louis.

 

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