Ricky Carmichael crashed violently today in the first moto of the Glen Helen National. He was leading the 450 race when he swapped coming down a steep hill, landing on his shoulder. He was x-rayed and treated at the track, then left immediately for the flight back to Florida, where he will see a specialist. TFS is reporting that Carmichael's Makita Suzuki team boss and AMA Team USA manager Roger DeCoster expressed immediate concerns about whether or not RC would be able to make the trip to England next week for the 2006 Motocross des Nations. Stay tuned.