Injury Report: RedBudFriday, July 6, 2012 | 11:40 AM
Brett Metcalfe – Broken Tibia and Dislocated Wrist
Comment: Metcalfe went over the bars when his bike ran out of gas in a rhythm section at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. Metcalfe underwent surgery for his injuries and is out for the season.
James Stewart – Hurt Wrist
Comment: Stewart injured his hand/wrist in a first-moto crash at Thunder Valley. He attempted to race at High Point, but experienced numbness in his wrist several laps into the first moto. Stewart will return to racing this weekend at RedBud.
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. He is planning on returning at RedBud.
Myles Tedder – Shoulder
Comment: Tedder tore his shoulder in a nasty crash at Budds Creek. He underwent surgery and will miss the rest of the season. For a photo sequence of the crash, take a look at Tedder’s Twitter account: @mxmyles.
Ashley Fiolek – Concussion
Comment: Fiolek suffered a concussion when she crashed during the second moto at Thunder Valley, which forced her to sit High Point out. Fiolek is scheduled to race at RedBud.
Justin Bogle - Injured Knee
Comment: Bogle has been battling an issue with his knee since the Toronto Supercross, and underwent minor surgery to have it taken care of. Bogle is hoping to be back in action at RedBud.
Amanda Maheu - Torn Labrum
Comment: Maheu’s injuries will keep her out of competition for the rest of the year.
Taryn Covington – Broken Collarbone
Comment: Covington is out for several weeks after suffering a broken collarbone at Freestone.
Jessie Wharton – Broken Collarbone
Comment: Wharton is out for several weeks after suffering a broken collarbone at Freestone.
Darryn Durham - Dislocated Shoulder and Torn Labrum
Comment: Durham injured his shoulder practicing before the start of the outdoor season and is out for roughly three months.
Dean Wilson - Injured Shoulder
Comment: Wilson attempted to race Hangtown with a shoulder injury sustained in supercross, but it didn’t work out. Wilson will undergo surgery, and is likely to miss the rest of the outdoor season.
Ryan Sipes - Cracked Hand
Comment: Sipes rebroke his hand in SLC when Jason Anderson ran into the back of him on the start of the parade lap. Sipes now has a plate and screws in his hand, and will be racing all of the outdoor rounds, despite massive swelling in his hand after every race.
Cole Seely - Ruptured Kidney, Lacerated Liver and Whiplash
Comment: Seely crashed hard in SLC and while there is not an exact timetable on his return, he is expected to miss most of the outdoor season.
Ryan Villopoto - Knee Injury
Comment: Villopoto will sit the remainder of 2012 out after suffering a torn ACL in Seattle.
Brett Metcalfe will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his tibia and wrist.
Simon Cudby photo
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 three plates and 33 screws used to repair the left elbow. 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. Donations for medical expenses can be made at www.brycevalleemx.com
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. It is unlikely that Larsen will return to racing in 2012.
Jimmy Decotis - Torn ACL
Comment: Decotis crashed while practicing and tore his ACL. The injury effectively takes Decotis out of action for the rest of the year.
Chad Reed - Broken Tibia and Fibula, Broken Ribs, Broken T6 Vertebrae and a Torn ACL
Comment: Although Reed’s recovery is nearly complete, his injuries will likely keep him out of competition until 2013.
Ryan Morais - Broken Jaw, Several Fractured Vertebrae, Collapsed Lung, Concussion and Broken Ribs
Comment: Morais will not return to racing in 2012.
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 plans on making his return to racing in 2013.
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