WALKING WOUNDED OF SUPERCROSS: MXA’S INJURY REPORT
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Austin Forkner — Hurt his hip during a weekday test session. Will skip Seattle and be evaluated week by week for Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
Jeremy Martin — The Geico Honda 250 West rider will miss the Seattle round of the 250 West this weekend to heal up from a mid-week practice crash. He says that he hopes to be back for Salt Lake City on April 22.
Weston Peick – Wrist injury that required surgery, but had the pins removed recently and will be back for the 450 Nationals.
Jimmy Albertson – Crashed in qualifying for Daytona—cracked vertabrae, dislocated sternum and other injuries.
Mike Alessi – Broke his collarbone at Press Day before the St. Louis Supercross. Mike will most likely miss the rest of the Supercoss season, the World Two-Stroke Championship (where he is the defending champion) and start preparing for the 2017 Canadian Nationals, where he has a Kawasaki ride lined up.
Cody Gilmore — Gilmore went down in the first turn in St. Louis and suffered a non-displaced fracture of his C3 and C7
Alex Martin — Still suffering from the aftereffects of the Christian Craig incident. Will wait for the 250 East to return in New York.
Colt Nichols – Crashed practicing between races and suffered an MCL tear. Colt missed the start of the 2017 season with a broken femur (and switched from the 250 West to the 250 East).
Cameron McAdoo – Will sit out until New York to let his cut hand heal.
Phil Nicoletti – Phil crashed in practice in Texas. Injured his ankle and had to have surgery.
Trey Canard – After a season already decimated by injuries and missed races, Trey Canard will sit out the rest of the Supercross season with a virus. He will be at Hangtown.
Matt Biscelgia – Originally broke his foot and switched to the 250 East. Then, when getting ready for Toronto, he crashed and broke his tib and fib.
Chase Sexton – Crashed in Atlanta and broke his femur. This was Sexton’s first-ever 250 Supercross.
Benny Bloss – Crashed in Minneapolis and dislocated his shoulder and broke his upper arm. He is out until the AMA Nationals.
Ken Roczen – Dislocated elbow, dislocated wrist and compound radius after his crash in A2. He will be out for the season.
Christophe Pourcel – Citing lingering injuries, Husqvarna sat Christophe down and replaced him with Dean Wilson. Pourcel will race the Canadian Nationals, which start in June.
R.J. Hampshire – Broken tib/fib in Toronto. Will sit out until the AMA Nationals in May.
Nick Gaines — Broke his collarbone in Minneapolis.
Dustin Pipes – Broke his collarbone in Detroit.
Tyler Bowers – Cracked his femur in Phoenix, but “didn’t need surgery because he already had a rod in there.” Tyler wanted to return for Seattle, but expect him in Salt Lake City.
Mitchell Oldenburg – Broke his collarbone two months ago. He will return to action in Seattle.
Tommy Hahn — Because of an assortment of ills, Tommy will step aside and have Alex Ray fill-in for him (maybe permanently).
Colton Aeck — Was landed on in Dallas and suffered fractured vertabrae and other injuries. Out for the rest of the year.
Logan Karnow – Logan crashed during Detroit’s 250 East qualifying and underwent surgery for two fractured vertabrae.
Photos: Brian Converse and Daryl Ecklund