Ernesto Fonseca updateTuesday, March 7, 2006 | 7:01 PM
The industry was rocked today by the news that Team Honda's Ernesto
Fonseca crashed while preparing for the Daytona Supercross at a test
track in California. There has been a lot of information and
misinformation floating around, but here's the deal: Ernesto landed on
his head and broke the C-7 vertebra in his back, which is approximately
at mid-chest level. His spinal cord was "bent" but not severed. Doctors
have stabilized him and are puting a halo on Ernesto in hopes that it
will help him regain full function. He is in serious condition, and the
doctors feel that the next 24 to 48 hours are critical for his
Please keep Ernesto in your thoughts and prayers as this situation develops. We will have more as soon as there is official information or news.
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