Team Rockwell/FirePoliceMX rider Nick Paluzzi crashed in the first 250SX heat race Saturday evening in Phoenix after running in 11th position. Paluzzi suffered an injury to his neck and was taken to the hospital where he has stayed since the injury occurred. Initial reports are that he has suffered a fractured C-7 vertebra, but that it was not displaced which is good news.
Nick posted from his Twitter that he is feeling better. He had some more MRI's taken yesterday and is hopeful that he will be released from the hospital soon.
As of now, it is uncertain how long the injury will sideline him. The team has no current plans to pick up a fill-in rider for this week's round in Anaheim and wishes Nick a speedy recovery.