Fredrik Noren – Fractured Wrist
Comment: Noren crashed and fractured his wrist in two places. His goal was to get back to racing at Unadilla, but it didn’t work out. He now hopes to be back for the finale at the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.
Justin Sipes – Torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and Meniscus
Comment: Sipes is out for the remainder of the series.
Ryan Sipes – Broken Finger
Comment: Sipes has a broken finger that required surgery and will miss the rest of the Nationals. On Monday he tweeted the following: “Turns out I'm gonna need surgery on my finger after all. Riding through the pain was manageable, but it won't heal right without surgery.”
Les Smith – Broken Wrists
Comment: Smith will miss the remainder of the series.
Nick Wey – Injured Neck
Comment: Wey suffered a neck stinger at Washougal and is out until the Built Ford Tough Utah National.
Dean Wilson – Shoulder Injury
Comment: Dean Wilson is out for the remainder of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder while practicing. It’s the same injury that caused him to miss Lucas Oil Pro Motocross last season, and it’s turned out to be quite a doozy. Earlier this week Wilson Tweeted the following: “Well that suckkkkks. At least another month till I can ride. So over it #gutted”
Zach Bell – Shoulder Injury
Comment: Zach Bell returned to racing at Hangtown after missing some supercross with a shoulder injury, but missed Thunder Valley with the same injury. Some additional tests revealed that surgery was necessary in order to repair the damage in his shoulder. As a result, he’ll miss the rest of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Kyle Cunningham – Back Injury
Comment: Cunningham has a bulged disc that’s preventing him from riding much during the week. He’s undergoing therapy and plans to finish out the season.
Dillan Epstein – Torn ACL
Comment: Epstein tore his ACL in practice at Southwick. He will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the series.
Nico Izzi – Torn ACL
Comment: Izzi finished off his ACL during practice at High Point and will miss the rest of the Nationals.
Jessy Nelson makes his return this weekend.
Simon Cudby photo
Jessy Nelson – Injured Elbow
Comment: Nelson hurt his elbow during supercross. He tried to come back for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, but he wasn’t ready. He’s back on the bike now and will return at Unadilla.
Joey Savatgy – Broken Wrist
Comment: Savatgy injured his wrist at Southwick. It was originally thought that he had a boxer’s fracture, but further tests revealed a broken scaphoid. The injury will keep him from racing any of the remaining Nationals. Earlier in the week he tweeted the following: “Bummed I’ll miss out on the rest of the outdoor season.... But I guess rookie of the year and a top 5 outdoor will have to do... #2014”
Gared Steinke – Broken T-5 and T-7 Vertebrae
Comment: Steinke crashed hard on Horsepower Hill at Washougal and will spend the next two to five months in a body/neck brace.
Blake Wharton – Virus
Comment: Wharton has been dealing with a virus this season. He was planning on racing Washougal but pulled out at the last minute. He will miss the remainder of the series.