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JASON ANDERSON – ARM, RIBS, LIVER, LUNG, BACK | OUT
Comment: Anderson is back on the bike and preparing for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship after breaking his arm and ribs, lacerating his liver, sustaining a partially collapsed lung, and injuring his back early in the supercross season.
JUSTIN BARCIA – SHOULDER | OUT
Comment: Barcia crashed in Houston and hurt an already injured shoulder. He raced in Nashville but his night ended with a DNF. Barcia has since opted to sit out the rest of the series in order to be ready for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
BENNY BLOSS – KNEE | OUT
Comment: Bloss is planning on returning to racing at the High Point National after tearing his ACL before the season.
JUSTIN BRAYTON – KNEE | OUT
Comment: Brayton tore his MCL and strained his ACL in Seattle. He’s out for Denver.
AJ CATANZARO – RIBS, LUNG, SHOULDER | IN
Comment: Catanzaro broke his ribs, punctured a lung, and fractured his scapula in Houston. He plans on giving it a go in Denver but realizes it may not work out. Earlier in the week he told us, “There’s a very real possibility I may do a lap and realize that I can’t ride. We’ll see.”
TYLER ENTICKNAP – BACK, SACRUM | OUT
Comment: Enticknap will miss the rest of supercross after breaking his sacrum and L5 vertebrae in Nashville. He had surgery this week to have some hardware installed on his sacrum and pelvis.
VINCE FRIESE – KNEE | OUT
Comment: Friese tore his ACL in Arlington and is out for the remainder of supercross. Mike Alessi has been filling in for him.
JUSTIN HILL — BACK | IN
Comment: Hill came up short on a jump during qualifying and tried to give it a go in the main event but couldn’t finish the race. The JGR/Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team said he is in for Denver.
COLE MARTINEZ – FEMUR | OUT
Comment: Martinez will miss the rest of the season after breaking his femur during qualifying in Indianapolis.
WESTON PEICK – FACIAL/MOUTH INJURIES | OUT
Comment: Peick is back training and riding his road bike after sustaining serious injuries at the Paris supercross. As of now he’s waiting on his eye to heal more before he can resume riding.
AARON PLESSINGER – HEEL | OUT
Comment: Plessinger broke his heel in Daytona and is out for the rest of supercross. Josh Grant is filling in for him.
CHAD REED – RIBS, SCAPULA, LUNG | OUT
Comment: Reed sustained eight broken ribs, a broken scapula, and a collapsed lung in Seattle. Reed mentioned on Instagram he’d like to try to make it back to race Las Vegas, although nothing is official at the moment.
JOEY SAVATGY – SHOULDER | IN
Comment: Savatgy crashed in Nashville and wasn’t able to finish the race. Later, our own Steve Matthes reported Savatgy had sustained a dislocated shoulder. Despite the injury, Savatgy still plans on racing in Denver.
MALCOLM STEWART – FEMUR | OUT
Comment: Stewart hopes to be able to race in Las Vegas after breaking his femur in Glendale.
RONNIE STEWART – HEAD | OUT
Comment: Stewart had a bad crash with Enticknap in Nashville. He sustained a concussion and will miss Denver, although he hopes he’s able to return for his home round in East Rutherford.
DAKOTA TEDDER — WRIST | OUT
Comment: Tedder is back on the bike and may make it back for Las Vegas. If that doesn’t happen he should be back for the Lucas AMA Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
JON AMES – FOREARM | OUT
Comment: Ames will miss all of supercross with a compound fracture to his left radius and ulna.
CHRISTIAN CRAIG — THUMB | OUT
Comment: Craig is planning on being back for the final two 250SX East Region races after sitting most of the season out with a thumb injury.
JOEY CROWN — ANKLE | OUT
Comment: Crown had hoped to be back for Nashville after dislocating his ankle after Atlanta but a back injury, suffered while preparing for Nashville, will keep him out of racing for the rest of supercross.
WILSON FLEMING – FEMUR, CLAVICLE | OUT
Comment: Fleming broke his femur, clavicle, tibia, and fibula in Atlanta. He’s out for the season.
AUSTIN FORKNER – KNEE | TBD
Comment: Forkner had a bad crash in practice last week in Nashville and sustained a knee injury. He tried to ride in the final qualifying session of the day but was in too much pain to proceed. The latest from the team is that Forkner is “day-to-day,” and there is no official word on whether he’ll be able to race when the 250SX East Region resumes in East Rutherford on April 27.
HUNTER LAWRENCE – COLLARBONE | OUT
Comment: Lawrence is back on the bike and preparing for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship after injuring his collarbone before the season.
ENZO LOPES – SHOULDER, WRIST | IN
Comment: Lopes popped his shoulder out of place and sprained his wrist in Houston. He rode today [Thursday] and made the decision on Denver afterward.
JEREMY MARTIN — BACK | OUT
Comment: Martin is out for the year due to a burst fracture to his vertebrae sustained last year at Muddy Creek.
SHANE MCELRATH – BACK | OUT
Comment: McElrath has reportedly been dealing with nerve pain in his back since press day in Atlanta. It got worse in Seattle and McElrath had to pull out of the night show. He hasn’t raced since and it’s unlikely we’ll see him return before the season ends. In the meantime he’s been filling his time dreaming about hitting whoops in Washougal.
JACE OWEN – BACK | OUT
Comment: Owen hoped to be back for Nashville but his back injury, broken vertebrae, and muscle contusions ended up being worse than originally thought. He’s hoping he’ll be able to come back for East Rutherford.
JESS PETTIS — COLLARBONE, LUNG, HEAD | OUT
Comment: Pettis crashed while practicing in February and suffered a broken collarbone, a partially collapsed lung, and a minor concussion. He underwent surgery on his collarbone and is back on the bike preparing for the Canadian Nationals.
GAGE SCHEHR – LIVER, KIDNEY, LUNGS, BACK, RIBS, ARM | OUT
Comment: Schehr crashed in Seattle and ended up getting landed on. He sustained a lacerated liver and kidney, collapsed lungs, a damaged artery, five fractures in his spine, eight broken ribs, and a broken arm. The good news is he’s had his last surgery and is on the road to recovery.
JORDON SMITH – WRIST | OUT
Comment: Smith is out for the rest of supercross after injuring his wrist early in the season.
MARSHAL WELTIN – SHOULDER | OUT
Comment: Weltin fractured his clavicle and scapula, and partially tore his labrum in Daytona. He’s out for the season.
BLAKE WHARTON – KNEE | OUT
Comment: Wharton is out for the season due to a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus suffered in Atlanta.