Justin Barcia UpdateThursday, January 24, 2013 | 3:15 PM
When we last saw Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia, he was off to the side of the track at Anaheim with, well, a smashed face. He cased a triple really badly, and that was the end of his night.
Barcia's in Oakland right now for Supercross Press Day, and he called us with an update.
"I'm all good," he said. "Had to do a few concussion tests and things like that, but everything checked out okay. I just have a cut with some stitches near my eye, and some cuts near my nose, but I'm definitely 100 percent. I didn't ride this week, but I actually feel good because it's been a long time since I have had a few days off. And we'll ride today for press day so that will be good."
Did Barcia break his nose? "I didn't even bother getting X-rays, it's probably broken but it doesn't matter," he said. "I did the same thing last year at Millville and was able to ride with it."
When Barcia was approaching the triple that he cased, his bike was heard revving to the moon, so some theorized he had accidentally jammed it into first gear and didn't have the speed to clear the jump. "No, I actually just got a ton of wheelspin," he said. "I was trying to go to the inside and make a pass, and it just spun, and I didn't have enough speed to make the jump. I'm okay, though, I'll be fine this weekend."
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