Trey Canard, who was injured during the first 450SX Semi in Detroit last Saturday, underwent successful surgery yesterday at the Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics (OSSO) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to repair the radius in his left arm. According to a statement released by the team, doctors applied a carbon fiber plate, which replaced another plate that had been applied in November 2013 following a different arm injury.
The doctors also inserted eight screws and performed a bone graph. The estimated recovery time is six to eight weeks, which should allow Canard to return for the opening round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross on May 16.
Canard issued a statement via a team release.
“The surgery went really well, and we’re hoping for the best in terms of recovery time. The doctors said it will likely be six to eight weeks, but we’ll have a better idea after seeing the X-rays. I start physical therapy tomorrow and am going to do everything I can to get back to action as soon as possible. I’d really like to thank everyone for their love and support.”
Team manager Dan Betley also issued a statement via the team.
“Obviously, everyone at Honda was saddened to see Trey’s Supercross run end the way it did. He had been extremely fast all year and was having the best season of his 450 career. After consulting with his doctor on Monday, it was determined that surgery was the best course of action, and we’re pleased that the operation went well. Now all we can do is wait for the recovery process and set our sights on the outdoors. If we know one thing about Trey, it’s that he’ll come back stronger and hungrier than ever. Everyone on the team can’t wait for him to be back.”