Injury Report: St. Louis

Injury Report St. Louis

March 1, 2012 3:00pm
Jimmy Decotis - Torn ACL
Comment: Just when it seemed that Jimmy D would be able to return to racing after suffering multiple fractures in his feet, he crashed while practicing and tore his ACL. The injury effectively takes Decotis out of action for the rest of the season.

Tommy Weeck - Concussion
Comment: After a crash during practice in Dallas, Weeck will miss St. Louis with a head injury. Yesterday, Weeck tweeted that although he was feeling good, his head wasn’t quite ready, and that he wants to be confident in his condition before returning to racing.

Chad Reed - Broken Tibia and Fibula, Two Broken Ribs, Broken T6 Vertebrae and Torn ACL
Comment: The injuries that Reed sustained in Dallas have forced him to withdraw from the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.

Austin Stroupe - Cracked Collarbone
Comment: Stroupe had a big crash in Dallas, and will be out of action for at least two weeks. Stroupe will not be racing this weekend in St. Louis.

Gannon Audette - Broken Wrist
Comment: Audette broke his wrist during practice in Dallas, and will be out for the rest of the season. Audette plans on being ready for the Nationals.

Izzi underwent wrist surgery earlier this week but is expected to be back when the Lites West Region returns.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Nico Izzi - Sprained Wrist
Comment: Izzi is still feeling the effects of his crash in Phoenix, and underwent surgery this week to fix some problems in his wrist. Barring complication, recovery time is expected to be quick, and Izzi should be ready to race when the Western Regional Supercross Lites season resumes in Seattle.

Tyler Sjoberg - Two Broken Ribs
Comment: Sjoberg suffered some broken ribs during practice in Dallas. There is currently no timetable on his return.

Eli Tomac - Fractured Elbow
Comment: Tomac suffered a minor fracture in his elbow in San Diego.  No surgery is required, and 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 and getting run over on the start of the San Diego supercross, Short was left feeling pretty banged up. Short participated in practice in Dallas, but the pain was too great to race. Short is currently undergoing therapy, and will not be racing this weekend in St. Louis.

Kyle Peters - Slightly Separated Collarbone
Comment: Just days before Peters was to make his professional debut in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites series, he injured his collarbone. Peters is now back in action and will be making his debut tomorrow night in St. Louis.

Scott Agostini - Fractured Talus, Lateral Ankle Ligament Tear, and Bone Marrow Edema of Distal Tibia.
Comment: Agostini plans on returning to racing in Salt Lake City or Las Vegas.

Heath Harrison - Dislocated Hip and Torn Spleen
Comment: Harrison started riding this week and hopes to return by Daytona.

It is still uncertain when Rattray will make his return.
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 Daytona.

Alex Ray - Collarbone
Comment: Ray suffered a broken collarbone in San Diego. No timetable has been set on his return.

Dillon Huddleston - Broken Arm
Comment: After breaking his radius at A1, Huddleston resumed riding last 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 some time 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.

Blose is out with a slight labral tear in his shoulder.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Chris Blose - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Blose suffered an avulsion fracture, severe bone contusion and a slight labral tear in L.A.. Blose will spend at least 4-6 more weeks healing up before making a decision on when he will return to racing.

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.

Ivan Tedesco - Broken Finger
Comment: After getting landed on in L.A., Tedesco will be out for six to eight weeks.

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.

Josh Grant - Hurt Shoulder
Comment: Grant sustained a deep muscle contusion in L.A. and although he has resumed riding during the week, he is not yet ready to race. Grant hopes to return to racing by Daytona.

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.

Tommy Hahn - Broken Fibula
Comment: Hahn broke his fibula in Phoenix, and is hoping to return to racing in Houston.

Hill was expected to make his return in St. Louis but now plans on being out until after Daytona.
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 was originally planning on being back in action by St. Louis, but his return has been postponed until after Daytona.

Wil Hahn - Fractured Right Hip
Comment: Hahn suffered a fractured right hip at the Honda test track on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Hahn has resumed riding 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. On Feb. 26, Byrne tweeted that he’ll know more about when he can return to racing after he has an X-ray in three weeks.

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.

Taylor Futrell - Badly Broken Collarbone
Comment: Futrell underwent surgery for the injury, and has resumed riding. He is hoping to be back racing by Indianapolis.

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