Injury Report: Phoenix

Injury Report Phoenix

January 9, 2014 11:35am


Trey Canard – Broken Arm
Comment: Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard suffered a broken arm over Thanksgiving weekend while testing. Trey had surgery to put a plate in the arm and said he hopes to return at Dallas.

Matt Goerke – Broken Finger
Comment: Goerke had a rough night at Anaheim 1 and ended up breaking the index finger on his clutch hand. He had minor surgery this week and is a race-day decision for Phoenix.

Austin Howell: Lacerated Spleen, Punctured and Collapsed Lung, Bruised the other Lung, Broken Ribs, Fractured Collarbone, Fractured C-3 in Neck, Surgery on Wrist
Comment: We contacted Howell before Anaheim 1: “Everything is healing up pretty good. My wrist is healing well; I had surgery on it two weeks ago and get the cast off next week. Hope to see me on the East Coast. Will be back on the bike as soon as I can and pick up where I left off.”

Matt Goerke will be a race-day decision after breaking the index finger on his clutch hand at the season opener.
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Josh Hill – Back
Comment: Josh Hill tweaked his back prior to the opening round of Monster Energy Supercross in Anaheim, which forced him to pull out of the main event early. “I’m not too happy with the way everything went this weekend,” Hill said in a team statement. “The team and I have worked way too hard in the off-season for these results. I tweaked my back four days before the race, which threw a wrench into Saturday. But there are no excuses; I’m going to keep my head down and work hard to get the results we deserve. I’m looking forward to this weekend in Phoenix.”

Ben LaMay – Dislocated Wrist, Broken Upper Jaw, Broken Eye Socket
Comment: Ben LaMay suffered a big crash right before Anaheim 1 and is expected to miss a significant portion of Monster Energy Supercross. The Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha had surgery this week and was released from the hospital.

Davi Millsaps – Torn ACL
Comment: Millsaps, the 450SX runner-up the past two seasons, crashed while practicing at Milestone and tore his ACL. It’s the first injury Millsaps has ever had on that leg, as the knee injury that cost him the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was on the other leg. He had surgery in mid December and can only say, “I’ll be back as soon as I can.” Considering the typical return time from ACL surgery, we don’t expect Davi to return until the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Eli Tomac - Left Shoulder Rotator Cuff Contusion
Comment: Tomac came together with Jake Weimer on the opening lap of his A1 heat race and hurt his shoulder in the crash, which forced him to miss the remainder of the night. Tomac has been rehabilitating his shoulder this week but will be a race-day decision for Phoenix. “"I'm going there this Saturday, and if my shoulder is good, it's good; if it's not, it's not," Tomac said. "It's still bad enough that I'm not sure which way it will go."

Broc Schmelyun – Broken Legs
Comment: Pennsylvania privateer Broc Schmelyun will miss all of Monster Energy Supercross after breaking both legs in a late December practice crash. “This is a very unfortunate injury at a time where Broc has really worked hard and prepared himself for the supercross season in the premier class," said Gary Luckett, Traders Racing team owner.

Shane Sewell - Broken Foot
Comment: Westville, Indiana's Shane Sewell broke his foot at Anaheim 1 during the second 450SX heat, but hopes to be back on the bike in about a month.

Eli Tomac's injured shoulder may prevent him from racing in Phoenix.
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Blake Baggett – Broken Foot
Comment: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett suffered a broken foot testing this off-season. Baggett was scheduled to race the 250SX East Region. We spoke to Baggett at Anaheim 1 and he is not sure if he will be back for the East opener at Dallas or not.

Justin Bogle – Five Broken Vertebra and Broken Shoulder Blade
Comment: GECIO Honda’s Justin Bogle suffered a huge crash at the team’s Milestone test track in early December—he reportedly caught a footpeg while scrubbing a triple—and suffered five broken vertebra and a broken shoulder blade. "My mindset hasn't changed or anything like that," he said at the time. There is no timetable on his return, but the team picked up Blake Wharton as a replacement in the East.

Casey Hinson – Crushed and Dislocated Right Wrist, Fractured Left Hand and Fractured Face
Comment: Privateer Casey Hinson is hoping to return late in the series after a December practice crash where he reportedly clipped a landing in a rhythm section and went headfirst into the ensuing jump.

Marvin Musquin – Torn ACL
Comment: Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin suffered a torn ACL in early December and will miss the start of the East Region. Musquin has already undergone surgery in his home country of France. “This is an unfortunate injury, but we know Marvin will do the all steps necessary to recover as quickly as possible and come back when he is 100 percent,” commented team manager Roger DeCoster in a statement released by the team.

Austin Politelli broke his femur earlier this week and will miss Phoenix.
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Austin Politelli – Broken Femur
Comment: Privateer Austin Politelli suffered a broken femur this week while testing at Milestone. No timetable has been set for his return.

Joey Savatgy – Broken Wrist, AC Separation, Broken Ribs and Partially Collapsed Lungs
Comment: The 2013 SX Rookie of the Year is expected to miss some time on the East Region after a huge crash at Milestone in early December resulted in a broken wrist, an AC separation, broken ribs and partially collapsed lungs. Rockstar Energy KTM has signed Cole Thompson in case Savatgy won’t be ready for the East Region. Thompson will also ride the 350 S-FX at a few 450SX races on the West Coast and the 250 on the East.

Dean Wilson – Various
Comment: Dean Wilson crashed while riding on New Year’s day and was a race-day decision for Anaheim 1. Wilson felt good enough to race, finishing fourth in the main event. Wilson will be racing in Phoenix.