Injury Report: DallasFriday, February 17, 2012 | 10:30 AM
Eli Tomac - Fractured Elbow
Comment: Tomac suffered a minor fracture in his elbow in San Diego. No surgery is required and after a few days of rest, Tomac will begin rehab. Tomac will be ready when the Western Regional Supercross Lites series resumes in Seattle.
Andrew Short - First Degree Separation of AC Joint
Comment: After going down on the start of the San Diego supercross, Short was left feeling pretty banged up. Judging by the following tweet, his presence on the track in Dallas will be a game time decision: “Had some dislocation and also AC joint issues. Really want to race this weekend in Dallas but have to wait until Saturday.”
Justin Brayton - Mild Concussion
Comment: After going down hard in practice in a rhythm section in San Diego, it was initially thought that Brayton had broken his leg. His leg turned out to be free of fractures, although he did sustain a mild concussion in the crash. Brayton should be good to go this weekend.
Kyle Peters - Collarbone Injury
Comment: Just days before Peters was to make his professional debut in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites series, he injured his collarbone. The injury will keep Peters off the track for two to four weeks.
Heath Harrison - Dislocated Hip and Torn Spleen
Comment: There is currently no timetable on Harrison’s return.
Short will be a race day decision after a terrible crash in San Diego.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Sean Lipanovich - Broken Collarbone
Comment: Eastern Regional Supercross Lites rider Lipanovich underwent surgery for his injury and had a plate and eleven screws installed to repair the damage. Lipanovich is hoping to be back racing by St. Louis.
Comment: After breaking his radius at A1, Huddleston resumed riding this week and hopes to return to racing in Houston.
Ryan Sipes - Broken Hand and Separated Shoulder
Comment: Sipes underwent surgery on February 9, and is expected to be out for six weeks. Sipes is planning on being ready to race when the Western Regional SX Lites series resumes in Seattle.
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. Those wishing to donate to Morais’ recovery fund can 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.
Chris Blose - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Blose suffered an avulsion fracture, severe bone contusion and a slight labral tear in L.A.. Blose originally thought surgery was in order, but tweeted the following this week: “No surgery for my shoulder! Just got to wait for my fracture to heal. 6-8 weeks!!!”
Chris Johnson - Broken Scaphoid and Dislocated Wrist
Comment: Johnson hopes to be riding by the end of April, and is planning on being ready for the outdoor season.
Brayton is expected to race in Dallas after a hard practice crash in San Diego last week.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Josh Grant - Hurt Shoulder
Comment: Grant sustained a deep muscle contusion in L.A. and will not be racing in Dallas.
Travis Bright - Broken Scaphoid
Comment: Bright underwent ligament repairs and had a screw put in his wrist. He’s back on the bike and will be ready to race by Seattle.
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.
Ivan Tedesco - Broken Finger
Comment: After getting landed on in L.A., Tedesco will be out for six to eight weeks. The good news? Tedesco had a pin removed from his finger this week, and is expecting to have the remaining two pins removed in two 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.
Tedesco is still sidelined with a badly broken finger.
Photo: Simon Cudby
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. Hill is likely to return to racing in Atlanta.
Wil Hahn - Fractured Right Hip
Comment: Hahn suffered a fractured right hip at the Honda test track on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and should be good to go when the Western Regional Supercross Lites series resumes in Seattle.
Michael Byrne - Broken nose and C-6 in Neck
Comment: After spending several weeks in a neck brace, Byrne’s recovery is going well. Byrne has resumed cycling, and is getting close to returning to the racetrack, as evidenced by this tweet earlier in the week: “Doc visit went good today still not ready but really good to see the progress from my last X-ray. Getting closer tho!”
Jimmy Decotis - Multiple Fractures in Feet
Comment: Jimmy D has started riding again, and is hopeful that he’ll be able to race by Atlanta.
Jared Browne - Broken Ribs and Torn Spleen
Comment: Browne returned to riding last week, and is hoping to return to racing in Atlanta.
Sipes will be back in action when the West Region Lites class returns in Seattle.
Photo: Simon Cudby
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 underwent 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.
Jason Potter - Broken Collarbone and Scapula
Comment - Currently, there is no timetable on Potter’s return.
Taylor Futrell - Badly Broken Collarbone
Comment: Futrell underwent surgery for the injury, and resumed riding on Tuesday. He is hoping to be back racing by St. Louis.
Colin Jurín - Dislocated Shoulder
Comment: Jurin underwent surgery in December and will attempt to contest the last few Western Regional SX Lites rounds.
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