Injury Report: Anaheim 2

Injury Report Anaheim 2

January 16, 2014 2:10pm


Trey Canard – Broken Arm
Comment: Team 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 and was able to gut it out at Phoenix for a fifteenth. Goerke will be on the gate at A2.

undefinedMatt Goerke had minory surgery on his finger this week and will race A2.
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Josh Grant – Shoulder
Comment: Grant crashed hard in practice at Phoenix, hitting his head and shoulder. It was enough to prevent him from racing the night show. Grant had an MRI that didn’t indicate a need for surgery and he’ll ride late in the week in order to determine whether or not he’s okay to race. If he’s not, backup rider Phil Nicoletti will get the nod for A2. Nicoletti has already been sent to California.

UPDATE (01-17-14): Josh Grant has indeed decided to race Anaheim 2.

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.”

Dillon Huddleston - Broken Thumb
Comment: Privateer Dillon Huddleston broke his left thumb at Phoenix. He was able to complete the night and qualified 38th in 450SX, but will miss next couple of rounds.

undefinedJosh Grant crashed hard in the tricky 3-3-3 section during Phoenix practice.
Phil Nicoletti will step in as Grant's replacement if he's not up to racing A2.
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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 rider tweeted this a few days ago: Seen the doctors a bunch and I'm healing good. I got 4 titanium plates put in my face cause I broke a lot of stuff, (eye socket,nose,cheek bone,upper jaw.) I knocked 2 teeth out so I gotta go to the dentist too. I dislocated my wrist and also a small fracture. I'm resting and healing the best I can. Wanna get back out there and show everyone what I got but I gotta make sure I'm 100% again. Can't thank @sshheerryyllox enough for taking care of me everyday and Thanks to @cycletraderrockriver for sticking behind me and all my fans who are praying and keeping a close watch on me throughout my career.

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.

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 - 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 also missed Phoenix and will return to racing at Oakland at the earliest.

undefinedPhoenix wasn't in the cards for Eli Tomac, so he's now
looking to return for Oakland at the earliest.
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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 Eastern Regional 250SX Championship. 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.

Zach Bell – Broken Collarbone
Comment: Bell was claimed by the tricky triple-triple-triple section featured in Phoenix and is out for the season. He broke his collarbone in three places and needs surgery for a fix.

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.

undefinedZach Bell had a tough crash in practice at Phoenix and will
sit out for the remainder of the season.
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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 – Broken Femur
Comment: Privateer Austin Politelli suffered a broken femur while testing at Milestone the week before Phoenix. 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 Eastern 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 when the racing begins in the East. Thompson will also ride the 350 S-FX at a few 450SX races on the West Coast and the 250 on the East.