James Stewart – Hurt Wrist
Comment: Stewart injured his hand/wrist in a first-moto crash at Thunder Valley. He attempted to race at High Point, but started experiencing numbness in his wrist several laps into the first moto. Stewart will not be racing this weekend at Budds Creek.
Tyla Rattray - Broken Metacarpal
Comment: Rattray sustained a boxer’s fracture at Hangtown, and has since had it plated. He was cleared to start riding again earlier this week, and although an official return date has yet to be specified, there’s a chance we’ll see him line up at RedBud.
Ashley Fiolek – Concussion
Comment: Fiolek suffered a concussion when she crashed during the second moto at Thunder Valley, which forced her to sit High Point out. There is no WMX race this weekend, which will give Fiolek some extra time to recover before RedBud in July
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.
Amanda Maheu - Torn Labrum
Comment: Maheu’s injuries will keep her out of competition for the rest of the year.
Taryn Covington – Broken Collarbone
Comment: Covington is out for several weeks after suffering a broken collarbone at Freestone.
Jessie Wharton – Broken Collarbone
Comment: Wharton is out for several weeks after suffering a broken collarbone at Freestone.
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.
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.
Justin Bogle hopes to return at RedBud.
Simon Cudby photo
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, despite the fact that he experiences massive swelling in his hand after every race.
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.
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.
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 multiple surgeries, a month in the hospital and much hard work and therapy, Bryce is now walking again much to the surprise of his doctors. With the help of Eddie Casillas of Asterisk Medical and Charles Dao of ICON Sports, here is a video of Bryce walking for the first time on May 30th at the ICON facility in Murietta, less than 2 months after the crash: (see above). Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com.
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.
Frankie Lettieri - Torn Labrum
Comment: Lettieri underwent surgery and is hoping to be back on the bike by the end of the outdoor season.
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.