Recharge: Lake Elsinore Injury ReportFriday, August 23, 2013 | 9:30 AM
Colton Aeck – Concussion
Comment: If you watched the Built Ford Tough Utah National, you probably saw Aeck go down hard and get knocked cold in the first 450 moto. It looked pretty scary, but amazingly, he suffered no serious injuries and a scan came back clear. Aeck will not be racing this weekend.
Jimmy Albertson – Broken Scaphoid
Comment: Albertson crashed on the start of the LCQ in Toronto. After multiple surgeries he’s back on the bike but will not race another major event until the Monster Energy Cup.
Mike Alessi - Shoulder
Comment: Alessi injured his shoulder in a first turn crash at Unadilla missed Utah. He will return for the final race of the season at the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.
Christian Craig – Broken Scaphoid
Comment: Craig is back riding again, but will miss the Lake Elsinore.
Kyle Chisholm – Injured Ankles, Leg and Knee
Comment: Chisholm broke a bone above his ankle in his left leg and injured his knee after a midair collision with Matt Goerke in St. Louis. Chisholm underwent surgery for his injuries and will not be racing this weekend.
James Stewart will miss the season finale at Lake Elsinore.
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Matt Lemoine – Torn ACL
Comment: Lemoine tore his ACL in practice in Dallas. Lemoine began riding earlier this week.
Davi Millsaps – Injured Knee
Comment: Millsaps underwent surgery to fix a knee injury suffered during supercross and will miss the Nationals, but he did start riding again last week.
Fredrik Noren – Fractured Wrist
Comment: Noren crashed and fractured his wrist in two places. Although he won’t be 100 percent, he says he plans on trying to race this weekend at Lake Elisnore.
Chad Reed - Illness
Comment: Chad Reed has been struggling with an undisclosed illness all season and pulled out of the first moto at the Utah National. Reed will not race Lake Elsinore and has said he will not be back until Monster Energy Supercross.
Justin Sipes – Torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and Meniscus
Comment: Sipes is out for the remainder of the series.
Ryan Sipes – Broken Finger and Hurt Back
Comment: Sipes had a sore back and a broken finger, all stemming from a crash at Spring Creek. Sipes came back for Utah but was forced to pull out with back pain. Sipes will give it another go this weekend at Lake Elsinore.
Les Smith – Broken Wrists
Comment: Smith will miss the remainder of the series.
James Stewart – Jammed Neck and Hurt Back
Comment: Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart crashed during practice the week before Unadilla and jammed his neck. He crashed again in the second moto at Unadilla, hurting his neck again. He raced in Utah but ended up pulling out after over-jumping an obstacle and wrenching his back. He will skip the final round of the series at Lake Elsinore.
Comment: Dean Wilson is out for the remainder of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after suffering a torn labrum in his right shoulder while practicing. It’s the same injury that caused him to miss Lucas Oil Pro Motocross last season.
Chad Reed is out for Lake Elsinore.
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Zach Bell – Shoulder Injury
Comment: Zach Bell returned to racing at Hangtown after missing some supercross with a shoulder injury, but missed Thunder Valley with the same injury. Some additional tests revealed that surgery was necessary in order to repair the damage in his shoulder. As a result, he’ll miss the rest of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Dillan Epstein – Torn ACL
Comment: Epstein tore his ACL in practice at Southwick. He will not return until Monster Energy Supercross.
Nico Izzi – Torn ACL
Comment: Izzi tore his ACL during practice at High Point and will not race this weekend.
Joey Savatgy has begun riding.
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Joey Savatgy – Broken Wrist
Comment: Savatgy injured his wrist at Southwick. It was originally thought that he had a boxer’s fracture, but further tests revealed a broken scaphoid. The injury will keep him from racing at Lake Elsinore, although Savatgy is back on the bike.
Gared Steinke – Broken T-5 and T-7 Vertebrae
Comment: Steinke crashed hard on Horsepower Hill at Washougal and will spend the next one to four months in a body/neck brace.
Cooper Webb – Nerve Damage
Comment: Webb crashed hard in practice at Unadilla and was initially thought to have a broken arm. Turns out he’s got some nerve damage in his hand and elbow, and he will be racing this weekend at Lake Elsinore.
Blake Wharton – Virus
Comment: Wharton has been dealing with a virus this season and will not be racing at Lake Elsinore.
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