We expect a full PR from the Soaring Eagle RCH Suzuki team shortly, but a source within the team has already indicated that Broc Tickle, who was injured in a practice crash in Toronto on Saturday morning, has gone through back surgery. We have not heard of any long-term loss of feeling or movement in any limbs for Broc, although this is obviously still a serious injury.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. Get well soon, Broc!
UPDATE: 5:11 p.m. Eastern.
RCH posted the following on their Instagram account:
rchracing Broc Tickle suffered an accident while in practice this past weekend in Toronto, injuring his T7 vertebrae. Broc has been under the amazing care of St. Michael’s Hospital where Dr. Howard Ginsberg performed surgery to repair Broc’s T7. “Broc’s surgery was successful and we are wishing him a speedy and 100% recovery. We can’t wait to see him healthy and back racing,” said team co-owner Carey Hart.
“I’m extremely bummed about Broc’s misfortune in Toronto. The most important thing is his health and taking every step to insure his comfort and recovery. We all couldn’t be more proud of him and how well he’s been riding, we are looking forward to seeing him get a leg over his bike again soon,” stated co-owner Ricky Carmichael.
On behalf of the entire RCH Racing team, we would like to thank the doctors and nurses on site, during transport, and upon arrival at St. Michaels for their quick response and undivided attention and care for Broc. We would also like to sincerely thank the fans and the industry for their thoughts and prayers.