Injury Report: Anaheim 2Friday, February 3, 2012 | 12:30 PM
Tyla Rattray - Concussion and Fractured Vertebrae
Comment: Rattray suffered a concussion and a fractured C-7 vertebrae in his heat race in Oakland. Rattray will spend a few weeks recovering, at which time his injuries will be reevaluated.
Ryan Morais - Broken Jaw, Several Fractured Vertebrae, Collapsed Lung, Concussion and Broken Ribs
Comment: Star Valli Motorsports is hoping Morais will be back on the bike in time for the 2012 outdoor season. To learn how you can donate to Morais’ recovery effort, click here. Donations can also be made through Road 2 Recovery.
Trey Canard - Injured Back
Comment: After a terrible crash in Los Angeles, Canard was released from the hospital on January 29 and was able to return home. Canard is not expected to ride for six months.
It was good to see Canard taking part at the Honda Team day earlier this week.
Chris Blose - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Blose suffered an avulsion fracture, severe bone contusion and a slight labral tear in L.A.. Blose sat Oakland out, but will try racing this weekend at A2.
Ivan Tedesco - Broken Finger
Comment: After getting landed on in L.A., Tedesco will be out for six to eight weeks.
Josh Grant - Hurt Shoulder
Comment: Grant sustained a deep muscle contusion in L.A. and will not be racing this weekend at A2.
Austin Stroupe - Concussion
Comment: Stroupe crashed hard enough in Phoenix that he knocked himself out. Stroupe will not be racing at A2.
Don Parsons - Broken Leg
Comment: Parsons is planning on being ready for the start of the outdoor season.
Antonio Balbi - Broken Wrist
Comment: It is unlikely that Balbi will return to racing before the supercross season ends.
Chris Plouffe - Separated Shoulder and Torn MCL
Comment: Plouffe is planning on being back for the final three rounds of the 2012 Western Regional SX Lites series.
Shawn Rhinehart - Broken Right Wrist
Comment - Rhinehart hopes to be back in action by A2.
Rattray suffered a concussion and a fractured C-7 vertebrae In his heat race in Oakland.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
Levi Kilbarger - Injured Back
Comment: After injuring his back at Milestone MX in mid-January, Kilbarger will be out of action for three to four weeks.
Tommy Hahn - Broken Fibula
Comment: Hahn broke his left fibula in Phoenix, and is expected to be out for eight weeks. Hahn is hoping to return for the last few supercross races of the season.
Josh Hill - Broken Tibia
Comment: Hill suffered a broken tibia (lower leg) in his first turn crash at A1. The injury is not related to Hill’s previous leg injury that kept him away from the races last year, and is expected to sideline him for four to six weeks.
Wil Hahn - Fractured Right Hip
Comment: Hahn suffered a fractured right hip at the Honda test track on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and will be out of action for three to six weeks.
Michael Byrne - Broken nose and C-6 in Neck
Comment: Byrne will spend four weeks in a neck brace, and if his recovery progresses well, he expects to be back soon after the brace comes off. Byrne Tweeted the following two weeks ago: “Well my neck is healing but it’s still not ready. 4 more weeks then more X-rays should be good to go then!”
Ken Roczen - Broken Arm
Comment: Roczen plans on racing the Eastern Regional SX Lites season.
Hahn is hoping to start riding within the next few weeks.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Jimmy Decotis - Multiple Fractures in Feet
Comment: Jimmy D is hoping to be ready for the start of the Eastern Regional SX Lites season.
PJ Larsen - Broken Hand
Comment: Larsen returned to riding last week and should be ready for the beginning of the Eastern Regional SX Lites season.
Jared Browne - Broken Ribs and Torn Spleen
Comment: Browne originally hoped to be back by Phoenix, but will miss several more rounds while he waits for the tear in his spleen to heal.
Christian Craig - Wrist Problems
Comment: Craig will be sitting out most of the remaining Western Regional SX Lites rounds. Due to a broken wrist suffered at Southwick, Craig has not been at 100 percent, and has opted to undergo surgery to fix the problem.
Jared Boothroyd - Broken Collarbone
Comment: Boothroyd underwent surgery for the injury and is planning to be back on the bike by the end of February.
Jeremy Girard - Broken Bones in Left Foot
Comment: Girard broke his heel bone, and two other bones in his left foot. Girard hopes to make his return to racing by San Diego.
Jason Potter - Broken Collarbone and Scapula
Comment - Currently, there is no timetable on Potter’s return.
Joey Peters - Broken Left Wrist
Comment: Peters plans on entering the Eastern Regional SX Lites series.
Grant will miss his second straight race after an injury in L.A.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Dakota Tedder - Broken Right Wrist
Comment: The injury occurred in December, and there is no scheduled date for his return yet.
Colin Jurín - Dislocated Shoulder
Comment: Jurin underwent surgery in December and will attempt to contest the last few Western Regional SX Lites rounds.
Taylor Futrell - Badly Broken Collarbone
Comment: Futrell underwent surgery for the injury, and is unsure when he’ll be back on the bike. Futrell is hoping to be back by the first round of the Eastern Regional SX Lites season, but says it will be a game time decision.
Broc Schmelyun - Broken Hand
Comment: Schmelyun underwent surgery and is hoping to be 100 percent by the Eastern Regional SX Lites season opener.
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