JGR/Yoshimura Suzuki’s Weston Peick is currently in a local hospital in France after a serious crash last night in the final main event at the Paris Supercross.
Peick collided with Dylan Ferrandis in the third SX1 main event and went down and was then landed on by Cedric Soubeyras. Peick was taken to the hospital last night.
TransWorld Motocross is reporting that Peick is in stable condition and did not suffer any brain injuries. According to their report, he did suffer numerous facial and mouth injuries.
Sources told Racer X’s Steve Matthes that Peick will need facial surgery soon and will need to stay in the hospital for a week or so, but that doctors are optimistic.
We will continue to update this post as we know more.
[Update: November 20]
Weston's fiancee Kelly has shared more details regarding his injuries sustained at Paris Supercross.
According to her post on Instagram, Weston has “no less” than ten significant facial fractures. She wrote that Weston underwent his first surgery to rebuild his jaw “so he could breathe through his neck.”
“He was cut open extensively and once he awakens from an induced coma he will be in tremendous pain,” she wrote in part. “He is swollen and bruised so badly that his face is unrecognizable. The road to recovery will be long and painful.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Weston and his family during this difficult time.
We will continue to update this post as we learn more.
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Thank-you for all your thoughts and prayers for Weston and I as he recovers from this awful crash. Updating is extremely difficult because I prefer privacy right now, but the outpouring of concern and questions deserves some insight. Weston has no less than ten significant facial fractures. The first surgery was spent rebuilding his jaw so he could breath through his neck. He was cut open extensively and once he awakens from an induced coma he will be in tremendous pain. He is swollen and bruised so badly that his face is unrecognizable. The road to recovery will be long and painful. More surgeries will be needed. Recovery has only just begun. We are in France and the language barrier is making things even more difficult. I am as broken as he is. There are no words to describe the pain. I can't wait to see you smiling again!!! #prayersforyourbirthdaytoday #andsomuchlove
[Update: November 20]
Road 2 Recovery has released further details regarding Weston Peick’s injuries sustained at the Paris Supercross over the weekend, which you can read in full below.
According to R2R, a “first successful surgery was to fix the multiple nose, eye and other facial fractures including two breaks in his jaw and dual dislocation of the jaw bone from his skull.”
Doctors have confirmed that Peick did not suffer any brain or spinal damage and is expected to make a full recovery.
Per the release, “his physicians are assessing his status and starting phase two of his treatment to determine the timeline for his second surgery.”
R2R has set up a fund to help Peick to help cover the cost of an “extended international hospital stay, two surgeries, and medically necessary assisted air transfer.” If you’d like to donate, you can here.
Encinitas, Calif. – AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider Weston Peick underwent an extensive first surgery late last night at the hospital he was transported to after is collision with another rider during opening night of the 2018 Paris Supercross. Peick was heavily sedated to help relieve the extreme pain from his injuries and post-op surgeries. His first successful surgery was to fix the multiple nose, eye and other facial fractures including two breaks in his jaw and dual dislocation of the jaw bone from his skull. His injuries are extensive and very serious but the doctors have confirmed no brain or spinal damage has occurred, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Peick is now awake and under minor sedation to help offset the tremendous pain he is in. His physicians are assessing his status and starting phase two of his treatment to determine the timeline for his second surgery.
Peick, his father Louie, fiancée Kelly, and mechanic Travis are with him as he recovers from his first surgery. Being so far away from home, the medical care they are accustom to, and the language barrier is making the recovery process a bit more difficult on everyone. Staying in France for the second surgery will be a long and expensive process. It is the only option for him, as air transfer is not a safe option yet, due to the trauma he sustained to his face. Peick is expected to undergo his second surgery within seven days from now with a hopeful US transfer date of ten days post-opt making that an expected home arrival around early December. Once he is medically released, both his Paris doctors and US surgeons are expecting him to require medical assisted air transport to safely fly. The total cost to transport him back home to the states is projected around $104,000.00, this is not including the bills from his projected three weeks in the hospital.
The extended international hospital stay, two surgeries, and medically necessary assisted air transfer are accumulating towering medical bills that Peick’s international and US insurance policies will not cover 100% of. Longtime supporter of Road 2 Recovery, Peick is now in need of our support. Road 2 Recovery’s board members have approved a grant to contribute to the funds needed to get Weston back home. The medical bills are projected to be far greater than his insurance and the R2R grant can cover. A R2R-Fund has been set up to get him back home. You can help support Weston by making a tax deductible donation to this link https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/weston-peick/. All funds raised will go towards his substantial medical bills and the medical air transport.
The Peick family’s main goal is to get Weston back home to the States as safely as possible so he can get back to doing what he loves most, racing. Weston’s road back to racing will be a long and difficult one; but one that will be achievable with the support from family, friends, and fans. Any contribution towards Peick’s R2R-Fund is greatly apricated and will go a long way. He and his family are very grateful for all the love, prayer and positive thoughts everyone has sent his way.
[Update: November 25]
Road 2 Recovery released more information regarding Weston Peick today.
Peick underwent a second surgery, which lasted seven hours, last night to address multiple facial fractures. According to doctors, the second surgery was a success and he is currently recovering at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Doctors are expected to be able to remove his tracheostomy tube as early as Tuesday, November 27. Peick may be able to be released as early as Friday, November 30.
According to his surgeons, the damage he sustained to his right eye will require treatment from a specialist and he will need another less invasive nose surgery once the swelling has gone down.
Below is the full release from R2R. If you’d like to donate to his cause, you can do so here.
Weston Peick is recovering nicely at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière after a seven hour surgery to address his multiple facial fractures that concluded late yesterday evening. This surgery went longer than expected due to the extensive trauma to and around his eyes and nose. According to Peick’s doctors his second surgery was a success. They were able to repair all the damage he sustained and expect to remove his tracheostomy tube as early as Tuesday, November 27th. With a possible release date as early as Friday, November 30th if he meets all release requirements.
Due to the successfully second surgery that had no complications and the proficient surgically staff, once the tracheostomy tube is removed Peick will be cleared for non-medical assisted air transport. He will be required to have non-assisted commercial air transport but that will be a fraction of the expected cost. Peick will have a long road to a full recovery once he’s back in California. According to his Paris surgeons, the damage he sustained to his right eye will require treatment from a specialist and he will need another less invasive nose surgery once the swelling has gone down.
Peick has had some of the best care possible during this trying time mainly due to the fast response of Eric Peronnard and everyone involved with the Paris Supercross. Louie Peick, Weston’s father and fiancé Kelly would like to thank everyone that has donated to his cause and have sent positive messages and prayers. With this support for Weston, its one less thing that they will have to focus on.
[Update: December 2]
Weston Peick shared good news regarding his injuries sustained at Paris Supercross.
According to a post on Instagram, Peick is up and walking around and will fly back to the States on Tuesday.
This is great news for Peick and his family. You can read his full post below:
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Well this has been one hell of a injury I can’t even explain how much suffering has gone on over the past 2 weeks. I had well over 10 fractures throughout my face 3 surgeries. But it’s finally turning for the better I’m walking around slowly and getting my body moving again, I’ll be flying back home to the states Tuesday. Huge shoutout to @road2recovery and everyone that has made donations to help support this long positive journey to getting back on the bike. I can’t thank my family and friends enough for their prayers and positive thoughts. Big thanks to all of the people here in France that have made my stay easier and more suitable for my family.
[Update: December 4]
Weston shared another update on his Instagram yesterday. You can read it below.
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13 days in ICU 5 days in a recovery room and now I’m finally out, I’m moving around a little better but still a struggle. I have so much relief. I can’t thank @louiepeick @kellyacleland4 @soules86 enough for staying by my side keeping me motivated every steps of this process I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you guys there . Also I can’t thank @ericperonnard @pauberty @vaschetto_jc and everyone else enough for there hard work getting everything taken care of on the inside here in France. I can’t wait to get home tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your positive vibes and messages ????. @road2recovery