Comment: Yesterday James Stewart confirmed to Racer X Films at the Anaheim 2 press conference that an MRI earlier this week revealed that he has a torn ACL. Stewart said he has been riding cautiously because the extent of the injury was unknown, but now that the extent of the injury is known, he will begin riding more aggressively. Again, Stewart will continue to race despite the ACL injury.
Alex Martin – Broken Wrist
Comment: Martin broke his wrist while training at ClubMX in December. He is scheduled to have the pins removed this week and hopes to be back in the bike within two weeks. To see a video of the crash, go here.
Blake Baggett – Broken Hand and Wrist
Comment: Baggett injured his hand in a first-turn pileup at A1 and is undergoing surgery on Friday. Whether or not he will return before the season ends remains uncertain.
Stewart confirmed yesterday that he has a torn ACL but will continue to race.
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Nick Paluzzi – Fractured Vertebra
Comment: Paluzzi crashed in his heat race in Phoenix. The result was a fractured, but not displaced, C-7 vertebra. At this point in time it is uncertain how long Paluzzi will be off the bike.
Zach Osborne – Sore Shoulder
Comment: Osborne hurt his shoulder in practice at Phoenix. Thanks to a few shots administered to his shoulder, he was able to race in the night show. Although still sore, Osborne is expected to line up this Saturday at A2.
Josh Hill – Mild Concussion and Hand Injury
Comment: The team hopes to have Hill back next week after being sidelined after a big crash in practice at A1.
Darryn Durham - Torn Achilles Tendon
Comment: Durham has resumed riding and will begin testing for supercross next week.
Trevor Ivey – Collarbone
Comment: Ivey broke his collarbone in practice at Phoenix. He plans to have it plated and as of now, there is no timetable for his return.
Vann Martin – Broken Wrist
Comment: Vann Martin suffered a broken wrist in December and hopes to be healed in time to contest the Eastern Regional 250SX series. Martin had his cast removed yesterday and should be back on the bike soon.
Baggett could miss the rest of the Supercross season due to a broken hand and wrist.
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Justin Bogle – Broken Scaphoid in Right Wrist
Comment: Bogle had surgery before A1 and hopes to be back for the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX series.
Nico Izzi – Torn ACL
Comment: Izzi had surgery for a torn ACL in October and hopes to be ready for the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX series. Whether or not he’ll be healthy enough to race at that time remains to be seen. Izzi’s team says he’ll return to racing only when the time is right.
Michael Byrne – Lateral Tibial Plateau Fracture
Comment: Byrne injured himself at Unadilla and is looking at at least four additional weeks before returning to action.
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, he recently resumed riding and is planning on getting back behind the gate when the Nationals begin.
Paluzzi suffered a displaced C-7 vertebra in Phoenix.
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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 last summer. Metcalfe underwent surgery for his injuries and will be back in action when the Nationals begin.
Luke Vonlinger – Broken Leg
Comment: Vonlinger broke his leg at the season opener and will be recovering for the next few months.
Ryder Steffy – Broken Arm
Comment: Steffy will resume racing when the Western Regional 250SX series resumes in Seattle.