Racer X Injury Report: DaytonaFriday, March 4, 2011 | 11:40 AM
Comment: Albertson crashed on the third lap of his second qualifying session at Anaheim 1 and caught his leg under the bike. He underwent ACL surgery in late January and is planning on returning during outdoors on a Merge Racing/Donnell's-backed Honda.
Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: From the Alessi Weekly newsletter: Jeff will be on the mend for a about 2 weeks with a small bone (metacarpal) broken in his foot.
Coby Adair: Knee
Comment: Injured his knee in a practice crash at Anaheim 1. Just had surgery two weeks ago and will be out indefinitely
Derek Anderson – Back
Comment: Still suffering the effects from a crash at the Pala national. He compressed his back causing a herniated disk. He will most likely be out all of the 2011 SX season but hopes to return to action at the start of the outdoors.
Barcia suffered a wrist injury in Atlanta, but will be racing in Daytona.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
Travis Baker – Finger
Comment: Travis broke his middle finger in half and lacerated his index finger open. He’s still on the mend but hopes to be 100 percent for Seattle.
Justin Barcia – Wrist
Comment: The big question surrounding Justin is the extent of his wrist injury, but earlier this week he Tweeted,” All my fans wrist is all good thanks for the support.”
Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur, L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim II. Please visit the link to view a video from Daniel Blair, where he explains his crash, his injuries and his future. Also, a PayPal account has been set up to help Daniel and his family. If you are in a position to donate, please click here.
Kyle Chisholm – Bruised lung
Comment: Out of the hospital and doing better every day.
Christian Craig – Knee
Comment: Tore the patella tendon from the bone and is having surgery to reattach. He is expected to be back on the bike in six to eight weeks.
Tommy Hahn suffered more bad luck in Atlanta, and will be out until Indy.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
Josh Grant - Knee
Comment: In a statement released by Honda, Josh Grant recently underwent additional surgery to his right knee today to repair his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the result of an injury he sustained at the Phoenix SX. Josh is expected to make a full recovery and it’s anticipated he will make a return to racing early in the summer.
Josh Greco – Ankle
Comment: Crashed in qualifying at A1 and broke his ankle. Underwent surgery and hopes to be ready by Seattle.
Tommy Hahn – Ribs
Comment: Bruised ribs in a crash in Atlanta and will be out till Indy at the earliest.
Wil Hahn – Back
Comment: Hahn during the first practice session at Anaheim 1 and landed on his back. Hahn suffered a compression fracture of his T-5 vertebra. It’ll be a few months before Hahn can resume his training routine.
Josh Hansen – Finger
Comment: On the mend but should be 100 percent by time the West Region resumes in Seattle.
Izzi suffered bruised ribs in Atlanta, but plans on racing this weekend in Daytona.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
Austin Howell – Ribs and lung
Comment: Austin has three broken ribs and bruised lung resulting form the practice crash at Anaheim 2. Shea Racing expects him to return at the Seattle SX.
Chris Howell - Wrist
Comment: The Spokane, WA, privateer broke his wrist just days prior to Anaheim 1 and is hoping to return to action in Seattle.
Nico Izzi – Ribs
Comment: Bruised his ribs when he crashed in his heat last weekend, but he was back on the bike early this week and is 100 percent ready to go for tomorrow.
Marvin Musquin – Knee
Comment: Actively rehabbing the knee he injured last November at the Bercy SX. He goes to physical therapy a few times a week and then works with his personal trainer about five days a week. He expects to be back on the bike in the beginning of April. His first race is set to be the USGP at Glen Helen before heading to the U.S. MX Nationals.
Kyle Regal- Wrist
Comment: From team PR: "Team San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull’s Kyle Regal was injured this week while practicing in Florida for the Daytona Supercross race. Medical evaluation has revealed broken bones in his wrist, including the scaphoid bone."
Austin Stroupe – Ankle
Comment: According to his team manager, Austin had a nasty crash at Milestone the Tuesday prior to the Atlanta SX and sprained his right ankle. Initially it was thought to be broken, but it turned out to just be severely bruised and swollen. He will sit out Daytona and will continue to do therapy to try and be ready for Indy.
Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston. Will be out for a couple weeks.
Tevin Tapia – Wrist
Comment: Tevin was expected to debut for Shea Racing at Houston, but broke and dislocated his wrist only days prior to the race. It is not yet clear when he will return to action.
A collarbone injury sidelined Trettel in Atlanta, but he is ready to go for Daytona.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Ian Trettel – Collarbone
Comment: He rode everyday this week and is ready to go for tomorrow.
Rhett Urseth – Shoulder
Comment: Separated his left shoulder in San Diego. He'll be back in action for Seattle.
Bryce Vallee: Wrist
Comment: Bryce fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist prior to the season and underwent surgery to repair. His return will depend on the healing process.
Chad Ward – Multiple
Comment: Crashed in Atlanta and reports are that he suffered a broken wrist, punctured and bruised lung, five broken ribs, broke a wing off of his spine and a concussion.
Jake Weimer – Arm
Comment: Suffered a broken arm prior to Anaheim 1 but is ready to start riding. In fact, this morning he tweeted “Landed in Florida this morning... Tiiiiiiired but glad to be here and start riding.”
Ryan Zimmer – Ankle
Comment: Broke his ankle in early January. Out indefinitely.
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