Bryce Vallee Injury UpdateThursday, June 7, 2012 | 2:40 PM
Earlier this week Bryce Vallee's dad, Mike, sent us this update regarding Bryce's condition.
If this year’s season clarified one aspect of our sport, it’s that injuries are a big part of motocross.
In a local tune-up race for the start of the outdoor season, privateer Bryce Vallee suffered life-threatening injuries on April 1st in a horrible crash at Pala Raceway when he fell on the backside of a jump while leading a race and was then landed on by several other riders. His injuries included 2 broken femurs, 3 pelvic fractures, a grade 4 liver fracture, a lacerated kidney, a shattered left elbow, a fractured collarbone, and several fractures to his lower spine. After multiple surgeries, a month in the hospital and much hard work and therapy, Bryce is now walking again much to the surprise of his doctors. With the help of Eddie Casillas of Asterisk Medical and Charles Dao of ICON Sports, here is a video of Bryce walking for the first time on May 30th at the ICON facility in Murietta, less than 2 months after the crash: (see above).Two days later, Bryce refused to use the wheelchair anymore and now is walking only with the help of a cane. As a further update, Bryce is now able to drive again.
Bryce would like to thank all of those who contributed to his medical fund, and for all of the prayers, support and well-wishes from those near and far. He would also like to thank his family, girlfriend Alissa, and all of his great sponsors who have stood by him during this very difficult time with their continued support:
Pro-Tec Racing; Truth MX; Wireless Works; Bettencourt State Farm Agency; DrD; Applied Racing; Pro Taper; MSR ; North County Yamaha; Yamaha; DT 1 Filters; Mantis United; ICON Sports Performance ; Gaerne Boots; Torco Oil; 3GR.com; ValleeLaw.com; Enzo Racing; Leatt Brace; Braaap Energy; MX SIX; RK EXCEL; X Brand Goggles; C P Carrillo; Adept; Milestone MX ; Acerbis; Works Connection; Zico Coconut Water; Panic Rev; Chew Racing Stables; Law Office of Jeff Larrimore; and Wave Dancer.
More information and medical expense donations can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com
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