Racer X  Injury Report: Seattle

Racer X Injury Report: Seattle

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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: Injury is almost healed, but will most likely miss the rest of SX.

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

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Brayton hopes to be back at Salt Lake City.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur and L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim 2. “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.” In this video, Daniel discusses his crash, his injuries, and his future. 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.

Matt Boni – Tib/Fib
Comment: Crashed at the Dallas SX and sustained a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula in one of his legs. Out indefinitely.

Justin Brayton - Back
Comment: Four sprained lower vertebrae. He has engaged in a therapy program and hopes to race on April 30 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Jarred Browne - Collarbone
Comment: Broke his collarbone in Dallas but hopes to be back for round two or three of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Trey Canard – Femur
Comment: Out indefinitely after fracturing his femur earlier this week. Trey tweeted this earlier today, "Good news at the Doc this morning, everything looks really good should be in the boot scooters before we know it."

Kyle Chisholm – Ribs/Lungs
Comment: The MotoConcepts rider has resumed light training and should be back on the bike in a few 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 should be ready for this weekend.

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Canard is out indefinitely after fracturing his femur earlier this week.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Kyle Goerke – Wrist
Comment: Broke his wrist during his heat race in Jacksonville and recently underwent surgery. Out indefinitely.

Matt Goerke – Wrist and Pelvis
Comment: According to a TiLube Racing PR, Matt suffered serious injuries with a shattered left wrist and multiple fractures in his pelvis. “He has surgery scheduled for this week and will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season.”

Josh Grant - Knee
Comment: According to a statement released by Honda, Grant 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. He anticipates 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.

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Grant is expected to return this summer after tearing his ACL.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Wil Hahn – Shoulder
Comment: “Shoulder is healing good,” he told us this week. “It’s just going to be longer than expected. I go back in four weeks and we’ll go from there.”

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

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

PJ Larsen – Wrist
Comment: Larsen crashed in his heat race in Dallas and broke his scaphoid (navicular) and another bone. Aiming to return for outdoors but isn’t sure.

Sean Lipanovich – Kneecap
Comment: Broken. Out indefinitely.

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Larsen is expected to return for outdoors after breaking his wrist.
Photo: Simon Cudby

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

Brett Metcalfe – Various
Comment: Still out from lingering affects of his crashes at Atlanta and Daytona. Return uncertain.

Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T12 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. He will be racing this weekend in Seattle.

Ian Trettel – Head
Comment: Crashed in practice at Daytona and suffered a head injury. Making progress—read the latest update here.

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Swanepoel should be 100 percent by 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: Fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist prior to the season and underwent surgery to repair. Return date uncertain.

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: According to Kawasaki, Jake plans on returning in Salt Lake City.


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