Chad Reed confirmed in a Instagram post on Sunday that he will miss the remainder of Monster Energy AMA Supercross due to injuries sustained in a crash off the start of the 450 main event on Saturday at round 12 of the championship in Seattle.
Reed made a mistake off the start in the main event and went down and was immediately landed on by Kyle Chisholm, who had already committed to the jump. Reed immediately waved to the Alpinstars Medical Unit for assistance.
In his post, Reed said he sustained eight broken ribs, a broken scapula, and a collapsed lung in the crash.
“Yesterday was fun. Finally a halfway technical track,” he wrote in part. “The whoops were so freaking awesome loved every pass. Unfortunately a mistake in the main was costly 8 broken ribs, broken scapula and a collapsed lung. I’m bummed my year comes to an end with 5 to go."
Reed, who turned 37 earlier this month, had six top tens through 12 rounds, including a podium at the Triple Crown in Detroit, and is eighth in points.
[Update: Tuesday, March 26]
Chad Reed is still holding out hope he can return to Monster Energy AMA Supercross this season. Yesterday, Reed, who on Sunday said his season was over, said his goal is to return for the season final in Vegas.
“Tho it seems impossible right now I’m setting a goal of racing Vegas because I know I’ll be a better human for it. 6weeks #250.”
If Reed is able to make it back for Vegas and start the main event, it would be his 250th career start in the class, extending his start record.
Here is the full post:
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Up and outta bed without passing out Tried checking myself outta here yesterday buttttt fainted going from bed to wheelchair Liking my chances better today lol Thanks for all the love I love having a purpose and a goal Tho it seems impossible right now I’m setting a goal of racing Vegas because I know I’ll be a better human for it. 6weeks #250