COLE SEELY UNDERGOES SURGERY AFTER BREAKING PELVIS AT TAMPA SUPERCROSS
It was a devastating night in Tampa for Team Honda HRC, as their sole active rider, Cole Seely, was sidelined early in the evening after crashing hard in 450SX heat two. While running third, Seely attempted to jump a quad in the long rhythm section after the start straight. He came up short and was ejected over the handlebar, after which the motorcycle’s rear wheel landed on him.
Seely was immediately assisted on-track by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit crew and was then transported directly to St. Joseph’s Hospital. After further evaluation, it was determined that On Sunday, a more extensive operation was performed to repair substantial damage to his abdominal wall, fixate the pelvis with a large plate and screws, and insert a screw on each side of the sacrum. The initial prognosis is for eight weeks non-weight bearing, with a follow-up appointment to take place in 10 to 14 days.
With Ken Roczen out of action for the second straight Supercross series, Team Honda had all their marbles on Cole Seely. Cole has been riding well, staying within himself and collecting enough points to go to Tampa in second place behind Jason Anderson. However, a heat race crash ended up putting a stop to his racing for awhile. Although the announcers say it was his femur—Honda reported that he fractured his pelvis. A full medical consult will determine how long he’ll be sitting on the couch.