Injury Report: SeattleThursday, April 19, 2012 | 4:20 PM
Bryce Vallee - Lacerated Liver and Kidney, Two Broken Femurs, Three Pelvic Fractures, Shattered Left Elbow with Radial Nerve Damage, Fractured Collarbone and Multiple Fractures in Lower Spine.
Comment: Vallee suffered a horrible crash while leading a race at Pala Raceway. After being landed on multiple times, he was airlifted to Palomar Hospital and underwent two surgeries, with rods inserted in both femurs and 3 plates and 33 screws used to repair the left elbow. Bryce is currently in the acute inpatient rehab center at Palomar, and is slowly recovering from his injuries. He is due to be released to home health care next week. Currently, there is no timetable as to when Bryce will be fully healed. Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com.
Ben Townley - Dislocated Hip and Broken Bone
Comment: Townley, who was intending on racing the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Honda, underwent surgery for a femoral head-associated acetabular rim fracture sustained last weekend. Although Townley is expected to make a full recovery, he will not be back on the bike for four months.
Kevin Windham - Acute AC Shoulder Separation and Fractured Wrist
Comment: The injuries Windham sustained in Houston will cause him to miss the remainder of the supercross season.
Ivan Tedesco - Broken Finger
Comment: After getting landed on in L.A. and missing much of the season, Tedesco attempted to make his return in New Orleans after only five days of riding. Tedesco simply wasn’t ready to race again, and will come back when he feels it is safe for him to do so. According to a press release from Dodge Motorsports/Sycuan/Hart & Huntington Kawasaki, there is a possibility it could be as early as Seattle.
Tedesco is questionable for Seattle with a finger injury.
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Chris Blose - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Blose suffered an avulsion fracture, severe bone contusion and a slight labral tear in L.A.. Blose will return to racing supercross in Seattle, and is currently looking for an outdoor ride.
Nick Wey – Hematoma
Comment: A big crash in Indianapolis left Nick Wey with a hematoma and three tears in his adductor and low abdominal muscles. Wey made his return in New Orleans, despite still having pain from his injury. Wey is expected to race in Seattle.
Josh Hill - Broken Elbow
Comment: Josh Hill was scheduled to return to racing in Houston, but a broken radial head in his elbow changed his plans. Hill is not expected to enter any races before the end of the season.
James Stewart - Hand
Comment: Stewart crashed in his heat race in Indianapolis and incurred a broken bone in his hand. Stewart crashed again in Houston, further aggravating his hand. At this point, Stewart will miss Seattle and Salt Lake City.
PJ Larsen - Foot and Knee Injury
Comment: In Toronto, Larsen went down hard during practice in a rhythm section, sustaining injuries to his knee and foot.
Josh Hansen - Hurt Ankle and Knee
Comment: Hansen underwent surgery earlier this week to fix his hurt ankle, and will miss the rest of Monster Energy Supercross.
KTM is expected to make an announcement soon as to whether Ryan Dungey will race in Seattle.
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Ryan Dungey - Broken Collarbone
Comment: Dungey underwent surgery to repair the damage sustained in a crash prior to St. Louis. No word yet on whether or not he will race in Seattle, but Red Bull KTM says a decision will be made by Friday afternoon. Keeping checking Racer X Online for the info. Update, a decision has been made, Dungey is in for Seattle. Click here for the details.
Kyle Partridge - Cut Foot, Broken Toe and Broken C3 and C4 Vertebrae
Comment: Partridge had a run-in with the over/under bridge during practice in St. Louis, which resulted in several injuries. Partridge, who has full movement of his limbs, underwent surgery to stabilize his neck. Partridge will miss the rest of Monster Energy Supercross.
Ben LaMay - Injured Knee
Comment: After suffering a concussion and fractured hand in St. Louis, LaMay returned to racing in New Orleans, only to aggravate a previous knee injury. LaMay will not be lining up this weekend.
Jimmy Decotis - Torn ACL
Comment: Just when it seemed that Jimmy D would be able to return to racing after suffering multiple fractures in his feet, he crashed while practicing and tore his ACL. The injury effectively takes Decotis out of action for the rest of the season.
Chad Reed - Broken Tibia and Fibula, Broken Ribs, Broken T6 Vertebrae and a Torn ACL
Comment: The injuries that Reed sustained in Dallas have forced him to withdraw from the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.
Austin Stroupe - Cracked Collarbone
Comment: Stroupe had a big crash in Dallas, and was forced to undergo surgery for an injured collarbone. Stroupe is recovering in Northern California, and will not be lining up on Saturday night.
Austin Stroupe will miss Seattle with an injured collarbone.
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Gannon Audette - Broken Wrist
Comment: Audette broke his wrist during practice in Dallas, and will be out for the rest of the season. Audette has resumed riding, and plans on being ready for the outdoors.
Justin Starling - Torn ACL
Comment: Starling was the replacement for Gannon Audette, but now he will be out for the rest of the supercross season with a torn ACL.
Comment: Rattray suffered a concussion and a fractured C-7 vertebrae in his heat race in Oakland. Rattray’s bone has not yet healed, and so far he has been unable to get back on the bike. At this point, it is unlikely that he will compete in any of the remaining supercross races.
Ryan Morais - Broken Jaw, Several Fractured Vertebrae, Collapsed Lung, Concussion and Broken Ribs
Comment: Morais recently had all of the metal removed from his mouth, but is still unsure when he will be able to get back on the bike, as he is still dealing with the effects of the crash. Those wishing to donate to Morais’ recovery fund can click here: Donations can also be made through Road 2 Recovery.
Trey Canard - Injured Back
Comment: After a terrible crash in Los Angeles, Canard was released from the hospital on January 29 and was able to return home. Canard hopes to begin therapy in the next few weeks, and plans on making his return to racing in 2013.
Chris Johnson - Broken Scaphoid and Dislocated Wrist
Comment: Johnson hopes to be riding by the end of April, and is planning on being ready for the outdoor season.
Chris Blose will make his return in Seattle.
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Don Parsons - Broken Leg
Comment: Parsons is planning on being ready for the start of the outdoor season.
Tommy Hahn - Broken Fibula
Comment: Hahn is back on the bike, but has scrapped his plans to race any more supercross races this year. Hahn will return to the track at the Hangtown Motocross Classic for the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Michael Byrne - Broken nose and C-6 in Neck
Comment: After spending several weeks in a neck brace, Byrne’s recovery is going well. Byrne is now back riding and preparing for his return.
Christian Craig - Wrist Problems
Comment: Craig sat out most of the Western Regional Supercross Lites rounds after opting to have surgery to fix lagging problems stemming from a broken wrist he suffered last year at Southwick. Craig is hoping he’ll be released to ride on April 20, at which point Troy Lee Designs Lucas Oil Honda team manager Tyler Keefe says Craig will get into a “hell month mentality” in order to be as prepared as possible for the outdoor season.
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