Nick Wey – Three Fractured Vertebrae, Dislocated Hip and Broken Ribs
Comment: Wey had a terrible crash at Spring Creek that sent his bike tumbling into the creek and him to the hospital. Wey’s fractured vertebrae have been fused, and he will not be racing for the rest of the year.
Tommy Weeck - Broken Tibia and Fibula
Comment: Rockstar Star-Valli Yamaha fill-in rider Tommy Weeck broke his tibia and fibula practicing at Glen Helen. Racer X’s Chase Stallo reached Tommy via text message last week. “I’ve seen better days,” replied an obviously devastated Weeck.
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 now has a plate and screws in his hand, and will be racing all of the outdoor rounds, despite massive swelling in his hand after every race. At Washougal, Sipes’ will be riding a 250.
Shane Sewell – Broken Left Humerus and Torn Left Meniscus
Comment: Sewell will not return to racing until 2013.
Jessica Patterson – Broken Hand
Comment: Patterson broke her hand while practicing for RedBud, but still lined up to salvage a few points. Patterson underwent surgery for her injury, and will be racing this weekend at Washougal.
Brett Metcalfe – Broken Tibia and Dislocated Wrist
Comment: Metcalfe went over the bars when his bike ran out of gas in a rhythm section at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. Metcalfe underwent surgery for his injuries and is out for the season.
A shoulder injury will keep Kyle Peters sidelined for Washougal.
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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 experienced numbness in his wrist several laps into the first moto. Stewart returned at RedBud, finishing third via 6-3 moto scores, but believes that he has not made enough progress with his injury for it to make sense to compete. Stewart hopes to return to competition at Southwick.
Dillon Huddleston – Broken Scapula
Comment: Huddleston is undergoing physical therapy and hopes to be racing at The Lake Elsinore National.
Sayaka Kaneshiro - Injured Wrists and Ankle
Comment: Kaneshiro sustained injury while practicing for RedBud and is out for the season.
Myles Tedder – Broken Foot and Labral Tear in Shoulder
Comment: Tedder crashed at Budds Creek on the last lap of the first 250 moto, breaking a bone in his right foot and tearing the labrum in his left shoulder. Tedder was looking at a three week recovery, but opted to take some additional time off to have surgery to repair a nagging problem with his shoulder. Tedder may be back for the final race at Lake Elsinore.
Jarett Pesci – Injured Knee and Calf
Comment: Pesci hopes to return to racing at some point in August.
Amanda Maheu - Torn Labrum
Comment: Maheu’s injuries will keep her out of competition for the rest of the year.
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 underwent surgery, and is likely to miss the rest of the outdoor season.
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.
A broken leg will keep Gareth Swanepoel sidelined for the year.
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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. Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com.
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: Although Reed’s recovery is nearly complete, his injuries will likely keep him out of competition until 2013.
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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