Racer X Injury Report: TorontoFriday, March 25, 2011 | 3:15 PM
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 but has just been released to walk. “The knee feels great and it makes me feel good that I spent the proper amount time on crutches because now I walk great with no limp,” Jimmy told us last week. “I'm working very hard with my trainer Greg Direnzo to get back on the bike ASAP! I should be back on the bike sometime in May and look forward to racing the outdoors this summer on my Merge Racing, Trey Canard, Banco Basura, Honda. We may miss they first few races but we are just taking it day by day.”
Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: Jeff’s father, Tony, told us that Jeff had to get his foot operated on and the surgery on his foot became a seven-hour ordeal instead of a quick thirty-minute procedure. He has been rehabbing it and may be back for Seattle if all goes to plan.
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.
Craig is scheduled to return at Seattle.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Daniel Blair – Leg and Back
Comment: Fractured his femur, L4 and L5 vertebrae in a practice crash at Anaheim II. “Doing a lot better,” Daniel told us. “Femur is healing up good. My back is slowly improving. Looking to hopefully be back by X games if everything goes OK.”
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Christian Craig – Knee
Comment: Tore the patella tendon from the bone and had surgery to reattach. He was recently released by his doctor and is preparing for Seattle.
Kyle Goerke – Wrist
Comment: Broke his wrist during his heat race in Jacksonville. No word on when he’ll return.
Matt Goerke – Wrist and Pelvis
Comment: According to a TiLube Racing PR, Matt suffered serious injuries with a shattered left wrist and multiple fractures in his pelvis. “He has surgery scheduled for this week and will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season.”
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.
After missing the last couple of rounds, Tommy Hahn is set to make his return in Dallas.
Photo: Simon Cudby
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 and tore cartilage in his thoracic cage in a crash in Atlanta. According to his team manager, he plans on returning in Dallas.
Wil Hahn – Shoulder
Comment: Broke his shoulder blade and is out indefinitely.
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: Foot
Comment: Broke his foot at the Indy SX and reportedly underwent surgery to have it fixed. Out indefinitely.
Vernon McKiddie – Ribs
Comment: Bruised ribs but hopes to return in Dallas.
After initially thinking he was going to miss the rest of the season, Regal now hopes to make his return at Dallas.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Brett Metcalfe: Body
Comment: The combination of hard crashes in Atlanta and Daytona is forcing the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki pilot to the sidelines for the third race in a row.
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: The San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull rider injured his wrist while practicing in Florida the week prior to the Daytona Supercross, but he is expected to return to the Supercross Series and finish out the rest of the season. According to a team press release issued yesterday, after further evaluation, medical experts concluded that Regal did not break his scaphoid bone, but that he had chipped his radius bone, which calls for a quicker healing period and is much less severe. Additional testing and evaluation will be done over the next week, but Regal could be back on the track as soon as Arlington’s race, in his home state. “We are very excited to have him back,” said a representative of Team San Manuel. “He is very talented and we know that he still has more to give to this Program.”
Gareth Swanepoel – Back
Comment: Was diagnosed with a compressed T 12 vertebra after he crashed in his qualifying heat in Houston. According to his team coordinator, Donovan Mitchell, “Gareth is almost fully healed and it looks as if he’ll just fully concentrate on outdoors as of now.”
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. Hopes to return in Seattle.
The number 32 of Jake Weimer hopes to return by St. Louis.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Ian Trettel – Head
Comment: Ian crashed in practice at Daytona and suffered a head injury. He is making progress every day, and you can help support his recovery by purchasing an IT77 wristband over at Vurbmoto.com. Click here for more info.
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Rhett Urseth – Shoulder
Comment: Separated his left shoulder in San Diego, but 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: Jason Weigandt talked to him in Jacksonville, and he said that he just started riding and his arm is healed but still sore. He hopes to be back for St. Louis.
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