Racer X Injury Report: SouthwickFriday, August 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM
Jeff Alessi – Foot
Comment: Jeff's foot injuries are healed and he starts riding next week. His goal is to be ready for the Monster Energy Cup in October.
Matt Boni – Tib/Fib
Comment: Compound leg fracture at the Dallas SX, but he’s almost fully recovered. Says Matt: “I am going to be 100 percent released to ride the first week of September and I am planning on racing the Monster Energy Cup. Thanks to all my sponsors for their continued support.” You can check out a video of his recovery right here.
Comment: Kyle is recovered after his throat/vocal cords surgery and he’s in for Southwick.
Simon Cudby – Shoulder
Comment: Injured his shoulder in a mountain bike accident earlier this summer. Two more weeks with his shoulder immobilized and then he starts physical therapy. “I will be shooting at Pala in some capacity with a monopod,” he says.
Wil Hahn will likely miss the rest of outdoors.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
PJ Larsen – Neck
Comment: Cracked his C-4, C-5 and C-6 vertebrae in his neck in a practice crash prior to Unadilla. His doctor advised to take a minimum of six weeks off from riding and he said he’s just looking forward to being 100 percent for 2012.
Travis Pastrana – Leg and foot
Comment: Broke his right ankle and foot at the X Games. The injuries required surgery, and Travis has to be immobilized in traction for at least one month and will be unable to apply weight on his right leg for another month. His NASCAR Nationwide debut has been postponed till 2012.
Kyle Peters – Back
Comment: Sustained a small fracture of the T10 vertebrae in his back in a crash at Loretta Lynn’s. He told us yesterday that his back's feeling really good and he started riding Monday and is getting ready to make his debut with the DNA Shred Stix/Star Yamaha team at Steel City.
Ryan Sipes – Low Blood Sugar
Comment: In for Southwick. He took a few weeks to get back to 100 percent and is ready to race. Says Sipes, “Been feeling good in my motos at home so I'm looking forward to getting back out there.”
Jason Thomas - Knee
Comment: Had ACL surgery earlier this year after injuring it in supercross, and after taking the summer off it looks like he’s now back on the bike and preparing for the Monster Energy Cup. In fact, his riding partner Chad Reed (@CRtwotwo) tweeted this yesterday: “Stop the press! JT$ is riding a dirtbike for the 1st time in 3 1/2 months.... Just did a butt whip...getting crazy ohh wait add a wheelie…”
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Tommy Hahn will also miss the rest of the outdoor season.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson
Cody Gilmore – Shoulder
Comment: Dislocated his shoulder in his heat race in Seattle and suffered a slight tear in his labrum. The healing process stalled so he had surgery recently to have his labrum fixed, so he'll be out all summer.
Gavin Gracyk – Knee
Comment: Had a full ACL repair. “In a few weeks I will be at the three-month mark and will then be able to start doing much more intense training on the knee,” Gavin told us recently. “Looks like I will be able to begin riding in mid- to late-August.”
Tommy Hahn - Shoulder
Comment: Says team manager, David Vuillemin: "Shoulder pops in and out from an old injury several years ago and he will be out for the rest of the season."
Jared Hicks – Arm
Comment: The Rock River Powersports rider broke his arm in qualifying at Budds Creek and will be out for the rest of the season.
Josh Hill – Various
Comment: Josh Hill is still laid up from his injury last year while he was practicing for the X Games. Hill underwent another surgery recently and is hoping to get back on the bike in the next month or two with an eye to come back for the 2012 supercross series.
Short is out for the year after breaking both elbows and his wrist.
Photo: Simon Cudby
Ivan Tedesco – Hip/Knee
Comment: Underwent hip and knee surgery. Off the bike till September. Racer X's own Simon Cudby caught up with Tedesco recently to talk about his injuries. Click here to watch video.
Blake Wharton – Shoulder
Comment: Underwent surgery and will be sidelined for the remainder of the summer.
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