Recharge: Oakland Injury ReportThursday, January 24, 2013 | 4:20 PM
Michael Leib – Broken Arm
Comment: Leib suffered a broken ulna (forearm) bone in a big crash at A2. Leib hopes to be back in action when the Western Regional 250SX series resumes in Salt Lake City.
Ryan Sipes – Fractured Wrist
Comment: Sipes sustained a hairline fracture in his wrist at A2 during the main. Sipes’ team says he’ll be back racing at San Diego.
Josh Hill – Mild Concussion and Hand Injury
Comment: After sustaining a mild concussion and hand injury at A1, Josh Hill was originally scheduled to make his return to racing this weekend in Oakland. Unfortunately, he will remain sidelined after it was determined that his hand injury has not healed sufficiently for competition. Hill’s team says he will be evaluated again next week in the hopes racing in San Diego.
Josh Hill is expected back by San Diego.
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Casey Hinson – Torn Hand Ligaments
Comment: Hinson sustained a deep gash in his hand, and will undergo surgery next week. Hinson hopes to be back on the gate in Seattle.
Blake Baggett – Broken Hand and Wrist
Comment: Baggett injured his hand in a first-turn pileup at A1. Baggett underwent surgery last week, and whether or not he will return before the season ends remains uncertain.
James Stewart – Torn ACL
Comment: Stewart tore his ACL during practice at A1. At this point, Stewart is planning on racing through the injury.
Nick Paluzzi – Fractured Vertebra
Comment: Paluzzi crashed in the first turn of 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.
Darryn Durham - Torn Achilles Tendon
Comment: Durham has resumed riding and is hoping to be ready for the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX series.
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.
Blake Baggett is expected to miss the rest of the supercross season.
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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.
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.
Ryan Sipes will miss this weekend with a wrist injury, but is expected back next week.
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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.
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.
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