Injury Report:  Thunder Valley

Injury Report: Thunder Valley

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Davi Millsaps - Internal Injuries
Comment: Millsaps crashed hard in practice and sustained internal injuries that forced him to sit Freestone out. Millsaps is still experiencing extreme soreness in what he described as, “Basically my whole abdomen.” Millsaps and the JGR Toyota Yamaha team have yet to decide whether or not he will race at Thunder Valley.
Tyla Rattray - Broken Metacarpal
Comment: Rattray sustained a boxer’s fracture at Hangtown, and has since had it plated. He has resumed training, and although an official return date has yet to be specified, he is expected to be able to get back on the bike soon.
Justin Bogle - Injured Knee
Comment: Bogle has been battling an issue with his knee since the Toronto Supercross, and has opted to take some time off to have it fixed. Bogle underwent minor surgery last week and is hoping to get back to racing at RedBud.
Marvin Musquin - Broken Metacarpal
Comment: Musquin injured his hand, the same one he broke at Freestone last year, in a heat race crash in Salt Lake City. Before The Nationals got under way, Musquin underwent surgery to have a plate and screws installed, and will be racing the entire National series.
Nick Paluzzi - Fractured Scapula
Comment: Paluzzi is planning to return to action this weekend at Thunder Valley.
Amanda Maheu - Torn Labrum
Comment: Maheu’s injuries will keep her out of competition for the rest of the year.
Kyle Cunningham - Sprained Ankle
Comment: Cunningham is dealing with a sore ankle and leg, but will be racing at Thunder Valley.
Fredrik Noren - Broken Wrist
Comment: Noren is hoping to return to racing at Budds Creek.
Darryn Durham - Dislocated Shoulder and Torn Labrum
Comment: Durham injured his shoulder practicing before the start of the outdoor season and is out for roughly three months.
Matt Moss - Calcium Deposits
Comment: Moss had to have some calcium deposits surgically removed from his side. Moss hopes to make his return at High Point.
Jarred Browne - Nerve Damage
Comment: Browne had surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his elbow that had been causing his hand to go numb since New Orleans. Browne expects to be back racing by RedBud.
Dean Wilson - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Wilson attempted to race Hangtown with a shoulder injury sustained in supercross, but it didn’t work out. Wilson will undergo surgery, and is likely to miss the rest of the outdoor season.
Christian Craig - Wrist Problems
Comment: Craig sat out most of the Western Regional Supercross Lites rounds after opting to have surgery to fix lagging problems stemming from a broken wrist he suffered last year at Southwick. He is planning on returning at RedBud.
Ryan Sipes - Cracked Hand
Comment: Sipes rebroke his hand in SLC when Jason Anderson ran into the back of him on the start of the parade lap. Sipes has a plate and screws in his hand, and will be racing all of the outdoor rounds.
Cole Seely - Ruptured Kidney, Lacerated Liver and Whiplash
Comment: Seely crashed hard in SLC and while there is not an exact timetable on his return, he is expected to miss most of the outdoor season.
Ryan Villopoto - Knee Injury
Comment: Villopoto will sit the remainder of 2012 out after suffering a torn ACL in Seattle.
Gareth Swanepoel - Knee Injury
Comment: Swanepoel had surgery to fix an issue with the patellar tendon in his right knee and ended up picking up an infection, which kept him off the bike longer than expected. Swanepoel is racing outdoors, but won’t be at 100 percent for a few rounds, and says he will be racing to limit the points damage.
Sean Hackley Jr. – Back, Ribs, Collarbone
Comment: Hackley had a big crash at Houston SX and suffered some broken bones in his back. Hackley also broke three ribs and his collarbone in the crash. Hackley is back on the bike, but as of now, we do not have an estimated return date.
Comment: Audette suffered a broken wrist in practice at the East Region season opener in Dallas. Audette plans on returning to racing at High Point.
Bryce Vallee - Lacerated Liver and Kidney, Two Broken Femurs, Three Pelvic Fractures, Shattered Left Elbow with Radial Nerve Damage, Fractured Collarbone and Multiple Fractures in Lower Spine
Comment: Vallee suffered a horrible crash while leading a race at Pala Raceway. After being landed on  multiple times, he was airlifted to Palomar Hospital and underwent two surgeries, with rods inserted in both femurs and three plates and 33 screws used to repair the left elbow. After spending 25 days in the hospital Vallee was released. Currently, there is no timetable as to when Bryce will be fully healed. Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com.
Auston Albers - Spiral Fractures in Fibula, Chipped Tibia, and Torn Ankle Ligaments
Comment: Albers cross-rutted in practice in SLC and landed wrong on his left ankle. Albers underwent surgery and is hoping to be ready for the Monster Energy Cup.
Ben Townley - Dislocated Hip and Broken Bone
Comment: Townley, who was intending on racing the Nationals for TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray, underwent surgery for a femoral head-associated acetabular rim fracture. Although Townley is expected to make a full recovery, he will not be back on the bike for the outdoor season.
Frankie Lettieri - Torn Labrum
Comment: Lettieri underwent surgery and is hoping to be back on the bike by the end of the outdoor season.
Josh Hill - Broken Elbow
Comment: Josh Hill was scheduled to return to racing in Houston, but a broken radial head in his elbow changed his plans. Hill is not expected to enter any races before the end of the year.
PJ Larsen - Foot and Knee Injury
Comment: In Toronto, Larsen went down hard during practice in a rhythm section, sustaining injuries to his knee and foot. It is unlikely that Larsen will return to racing in 2012.
Jimmy Decotis - Torn ACL
Comment: Decotis crashed while practicing and tore his ACL. The injury effectively takes Decotis out of action for the rest of the year.
Chad Reed - Broken Tibia and Fibula, Broken Ribs, Broken T6 Vertebrae and a Torn ACL
Comment: The injuries that Reed sustained in Dallas will likely keep him out of competition until 2013.
Ryan Morais - Broken Jaw, Several Fractured Vertebrae, Collapsed Lung, Concussion and Broken Ribs
Comment: Morais underwent the final procedure this week in a series of surgeries to put his jaw back together. Right now he is still unsure when he will be able to get back on the bike, as he is still dealing with the effects of the crash. 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 plans on making his return to racing in 2013.
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Davi Millsaps - Internal Injuries
Comment: Millsaps crashed hard in practice and sustained internal injuries that forced him to sit Freestone out. Millsaps is still experiencing extreme soreness in what he described as, “Basically my whole abdomen.” Millsaps and the JGR Toyota Yamaha team have yet to decide whether or not he will race at Thunder Valley.

Tyla Rattray - Broken Metacarpal
Comment: Rattray sustained a boxer’s fracture at Hangtown, and has since had it plated. He has resumed training, and although an official return date has yet to be specified, he is expected to be able to get back on the bike soon.

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Tyla Rattray is out with a boxer's fracture
Simon Cudby photo 

Justin Bogle - Injured Knee
Comment: Bogle has been battling an issue with his knee since the Toronto Supercross, and has opted to take some time off to have it fixed. Bogle underwent minor surgery last week and is hoping to get back to racing at RedBud.

Marvin Musquin
- Broken Metacarpal
Comment: Musquin injured his hand, the same one he broke at Freestone last year, in a heat race crash in Salt Lake City. Before The Nationals got under way, Musquin underwent surgery to have a plate and screws installed, and will be racing the entire National series.


Nick Paluzzi - Fractured Scapula
Comment: Paluzzi is planning to return to action this weekend at Thunder Valley.

Amanda Maheu - Torn Labrum
Comment: Maheu’s injuries will keep her out of competition for the rest of the year.

Kyle Cunningham - Sprained Ankle
Comment: Cunningham is dealing with a sore ankle and leg, but will be racing at Thunder Valley.

Fredrik Noren - Broken Wrist
Comment: Noren is hoping to return to racing at Budds Creek.

Darryn Durham - Dislocated Shoulder and Torn Labrum
Comment: Durham injured his shoulder practicing before the start of the outdoor season and is out for roughly three months.

Matt Moss - Calcium Deposits
Comment: Moss had to have some calcium deposits surgically removed from his side. Moss hopes to make his return at High Point.

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Kyle Cunningham is riding with a sore leg and ankle
Simon Cudby photo

Jarred Browne - Nerve Damage
Comment: Browne had surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his elbow that had been causing his hand to go numb since New Orleans. Browne expects to be back racing by RedBud.

Dean Wilson - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Wilson attempted to race Hangtown with a shoulder injury sustained in supercross, but it didn’t work out. Wilson will undergo surgery, and is likely to miss the rest of the outdoor season.

Christian Craig - Wrist Problems
Comment: Craig sat out most of the Western Regional Supercross Lites rounds after opting to have surgery to fix lagging problems stemming from a broken wrist he suffered last year at Southwick. He is planning on returning at RedBud.

Ryan Sipes - Cracked Hand
Comment: Sipes rebroke his hand in SLC when Jason Anderson ran into the back of him on the start of the parade lap. Sipes has a plate and screws in his hand, and will be racing all of the outdoor rounds.

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Musquin can still scrub with a broken hand
Simon Cudby photo

Cole Seely - Ruptured Kidney, Lacerated Liver and Whiplash
Comment: Seely crashed hard in SLC and while there is not an exact timetable on his return, he is expected to miss most of the outdoor season.

Ryan Villopoto - Knee Injury
Comment: Villopoto will sit the remainder of 2012 out after suffering a torn ACL in Seattle.

Gareth Swanepoel - Knee Injury
Comment: Swanepoel had surgery to fix an issue with the patellar tendon in his right knee and ended up picking up an infection, which kept him off the bike longer than expected. Swanepoel is racing outdoors, but won’t be at 100 percent for a few rounds, and says he will be racing to limit the points damage.

Sean Hackley Jr. – Back, Ribs, Collarbone
Comment: Hackley had a big crash at Houston SX and suffered some broken bones in his back. Hackley also broke three ribs and his collarbone in the crash. Hackley is back on the bike, but as of now, we do not have an estimated return date.

Gannon Audette - Wrist
Comment: Audette suffered a broken wrist in practice at the East Region season opener in Dallas. Audette plans on returning to racing at High Point.

Bryce Vallee - Lacerated Liver and Kidney, Two Broken Femurs, Three Pelvic Fractures, Shattered Left Elbow with Radial Nerve Damage, Fractured Collarbone and Multiple Fractures in Lower Spine
Comment: Vallee suffered a horrible crash while leading a race at Pala Raceway. After being landed on  multiple times, he was airlifted to Palomar Hospital and underwent two surgeries, with rods inserted in both femurs and three plates and 33 screws used to repair the left elbow. After spending 25 days in the hospital Vallee was released. Currently, there is no timetable as to when Bryce will be fully healed. Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com.

Auston Albers - Spiral Fractures in Fibula, Chipped Tibia, and Torn Ankle Ligaments
Comment: Albers cross-rutted in practice in SLC and landed wrong on his left ankle. Albers underwent surgery and is hoping to be ready for the Monster Energy Cup.

Ben Townley - Dislocated Hip and Broken Bone
Comment: Townley, who was intending on racing the Nationals for TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray, underwent surgery for a femoral head-associated acetabular rim fracture. Although Townley is expected to make a full recovery, he will not be back on the bike for the outdoor season.

Frankie Lettieri - Torn Labrum
Comment: Lettieri underwent surgery and is hoping to be back on the bike by the end of the outdoor season.

Josh Hill - Broken Elbow
Comment: Josh Hill was scheduled to return to racing in Houston, but a broken radial head in his elbow changed his plans. Hill is not expected to enter any races before the end of the year.

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Bogle is looking to make his return at RedBud
Simon Cudby photo


PJ Larsen - Foot and Knee Injury
Comment: In Toronto, Larsen went down hard during practice in a rhythm section, sustaining injuries to his knee and foot. It is unlikely that Larsen will return to racing in 2012.

Jimmy Decotis - Torn ACL
Comment: Decotis crashed while practicing and tore his ACL. The injury effectively takes Decotis out of action for the rest of the year.

Chad Reed - Broken Tibia and Fibula, Broken Ribs, Broken T6 Vertebrae and a Torn ACL
Comment: The injuries that Reed sustained in Dallas will likely keep him out of competition until 2013.

Ryan Morais - Broken Jaw, Several Fractured Vertebrae, Collapsed Lung, Concussion and Broken Ribs
Comment: Morais underwent the final procedure this week in a series of surgeries to put his jaw back together. Right now he is still unsure when he will be able to get back on the bike, as he is still dealing with the effects of the crash. 

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 plans on making his return to racing in 2013.

 

Know of an injury we’ve missed? Email our man Aaron Hansel, aaron@racerxonline.com, and he’ll handle it.

 

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