Racer X  Injury Report: Hangtown

Racer X Injury Report Hangtown

May 20, 2011 2:25pm
Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: Had to undergo yet another surgery on his injured foot and will be out the entire motocross season.

Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur and L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim 2, but is almost healed up and is trying to get ready for X Games.

A PayPal account has been set up to help Daniel and his family pay. If you are in a position to donate, please click here. He also hopes to be back for X Games.

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. “My surgery went extremely well and my specialist is predicting a 100 percent recovery in a few months,” Matt said. “All the other Injuries that occurred were minor and have healed nicely up to this point, but no date for return has been set.”

GEICO Honda hopes to have Jimmy D back at Hangtown.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Jarred Browne – Collarbone
Comment:  He had his left collarbone plated the Friday after the Dallas SX. His left kneecap broke in ten places and it is in a cast. His right wrist dislocated and broke. “I just got my cast off of my wrist and I’ll start therapy soon on that, the Rock River Yamaha rider told us last week. “And my knee is close behind. My collarbone is pretty much 100 percent. I’m hoping to be back on the bike in about two weeks.”

Justin Brayton – Ankle/Knee
Comment: Has a torn deltoid ligament along with stretched lateral ligaments in his ankle and a strained MCL of the knee. Hopes to return at Round 3 of the MX series.

Trey Canard – Femur
Comment: Out indefinitely after fracturing his femur while testing a couple weeks back.

Jimmy DeCotis- Elbow
Comment: Dislocated elbow at the Seattle SX and he and the team hopes to be back for the outdoors where Jimmy will be filling in for the injured Blake Wharton.

Cody Gilmore – Shoulder
Comment: Dislocated his shoulder in his heat race in Seattle and suffered a slight tear in his labrum. He said that he’ll be in physical therapy for a few more weeks.

Brayton hopes to be back by round 3 of the MX series.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Kyle Goerke – Wrist
Comment: Broke his wrist during his heat race in Jacksonville. He’s healed up and preparing for the outdoors now.

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’s recovering well and has two more weeks before he is back on the bike.

Gavin Gracyk – Knee
Comment: Had a full ACL repair and hopes to be back on the bike mid-summer.

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.

Stroupe may miss the entire outdoor season after more shoulder problems.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Wil Hahn – Shoulder
Comment: Cleared to start riding but probably won’t return to racing till Round 6 or 7 of the motocross series.

Ryan Morais – Hip
Comment: Had surgery yesterday on his hip. According to his Twitter page, “Everything went good. It was an old injury that has really been bothering me.”

Austin Stroupe – Shoulder
Comment: You may not see Austin this summer. His shoulder injury from last year was still nagging, so he went under the knife after supercross. He could be back by mid-season, depending on how the recovery goes.

Jason Thomas – Knee
Comment: The BTOSports.com/BBMX Suzuki rider underwent ACL surgery yesterday. “Everything went well,” he said. “Going to miss the outdoors and then be ready for Sept/Oct races like Monster Million.”

Wharton will miss the entire outdoor season after shoulder surgery.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Ivan Tedesco – Hip/Knee
Comment: Underwent knee and knee surgery. Off the bike till September.

Ian Trettel – Head
Comment: Crashed in practice at Daytona and suffered a head injury. Sent out this update earlier this week:

Blake Wharton – Shoulder
Comment: Underwent surgery on his right shoulder earlier this week, then in a few weeks will have surgery on his left shoulder. This will sideline him for the remainder of the year.


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