INJURED LIST: BRAYTON, FERRANDIS, MCELRATH TO MISS 2022 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS

Ferrandis McElrath Brayton out for Seattle Supercross 2022

DYLAN FERRANDIS, JUSTIN BRAYTON & SHANE MCELRATH TO SKIP 2022 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS

Rocky Mountain KTM’s Shane McElrath and Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda’s Justin Brayton will both join the injured list for now as they skip Round 12 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season this Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Also, after sitting out last weekend’s race at Indianapolis, Dylan Ferrandis will also miss Seattle.

Both Brayton and McElrath will miss the race due to lingering affects from concussions they suffered at the Indianapolis Supercross last weekend. Dylan Ferrandis is still recovering from an injured wrist that occurred during the Main Event two weeks ago in Detroit. For more of MXA’s Seattle Supercross coverage, click the link below:

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INJURED LIST: 

DYLAN FERRANDIS | WRIST

Detroit 2022 Supercross_Dylan Ferrandis-3After casing a jump in the Main Event at Detroit, Dylan Ferrandis’ wrist still hasn’t healed up strong enough for him to be able to race. Dylan hopes to return to riding next week and lineup again at Round 13 in St. Louis, Missouri.  

JUSTIN BRAYTON | CONCUSSION

Daytona 2022 Supercross_Justin Brayton-4Justin Brayton will sit out Seattle. He posted: “After a get off last weekend in Indy, resulting in a concussion, I’m gonna sit this weekend in Seattle out. After consulting my doctor, talking with the team and my family about it we think it’s best to wait and get back on the bike next week and be 100% ready for St.Louis in a couple weeks. Good thing is I’m feeling totally fine and have been in the gym and on the bicycle a few times this week, but Supercross is a different beast and at this point in my career it’s best to be smart. See ya in a couple weeks”

SHANE MCELRAH | CONCUSSION

Arlington 2022 Supercross_Shane McElrathShane McElrath posted: “Pretty disappointed to say that I won’t be lining up in Seattle this weekend. My knee was fine this week and spent some time on the bicycle and in the gym with no problems. Tried to ride on Wednesday and immediately started getting a headache and could feel the strain on my eyes and head as well as a little bit of nausea. We decided to sit out this weekend and give my body some more rest and will continue to take things day by day. It’s a bummer dealing with these things in our sport but at the same time, it is our sport and it’s the risk we take. I’m excited for what God is doing in our lives and the things we are learning and growing in. James 1:2”

KEN ROCZEN | EPSTEIN-BARR

Ken Roczen is taking a break from the 2022 Supercross until further recovery from an ongoing illness. To read more up on the situation, CLICK HERE.

AARON PLESSINGER | BROKEN ARM

Minneapolis 2022 Supercross_PlessingerSadly, Aaron Plessinger’s Supercross season has come to a halt after breaking his arm in a practice crash. Read more here.

ADAM CIANCIARULO | KNEE

Adam Cianciarulo 2022 San Diego Supercross Qualifying-8383Adam Cianciarulo was already racing with an injured shoulder and has now dropped out with an injured knee, but he  turned out to be a great on-track announcer for the TV coverage. Click here to read more

JOEY SAVATGY | KNEE 

Joey Savatgy 2022 San Diego Supercross Practice-6747Joey Savatgy tore his ACL in his right knee during practice on Tuesday after Anaheim 1. He raced through the injury at Oakland and finished 11th, but a first turn crash in his Heat race at San Diego ended his night and season early. Joey posted via instagram: “Well. I tried, I love this job so much and sometimes it’s cruel. Trying to race and not being near 100% isn’t ideal, especially in this class. Yesterday was tough, with a track filled with right handers and some tough whoops the knee gave me all it could. But the crash in the heat was the final straw, so I’ve decided to get my knee fixed. Anyone who supports team 17 I appreciate you more than you know, sometimes it feels like you keep getting punched in the face but this will pass. I will keep everyone updated as events happen. I will be back”

BENNY BLOSS | ANKLE/COLLARBONE

Benny Bloss Team Tedder KTMBenny Bloss switched from MotoConcepts Honda to Team Tedder KTM for 2022, but he was injured before the season. Benny has had surgery on his ankle and collarbone and will return as soon as possible.

JOSH HILL | DISLOCATED HIP/BROKEN PELVIS

josh Hill 2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross-7932 Josh Hill posted via instagram: “Yesterday (Anaheim 3) was one of those days. Ended up with a dislocated hip and a fractured pelvis, but knowing I’m going to miss some races is what hurts most. I have been having so much fun being back racing and working with every from Team Tedder, and I felt like I was improving every time I touched the bike.”

JUSTIN HILL | SHOULDER

JUSTIN HILL COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT WITH TEAM PRMX ON A KAWASAKI KX450Justin Hill planned to race this season, but a late December crash injured his shoulder and will keep him out of the 2022 season.

SETH HAMMAKER | LACERATED SPLEEN & FRACTURED T7/T8 VERTABRA

Seth Hammaker 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-2592Pro Circuit’s Seth Hammaker had finished second in each of the first two rounds, but after a crash at the test track, he will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time.

Seth Hammaker posted on Instagram: “Hey guys I hate to post this news but unfortunately this week I had a practice crash getting ready for San Diego. Grade 3 spleen laceration and compression fractures in T7 and T8 in my back. I’m gutted to say the least. The team and I have been working hard to bring our best every weekend. I appreciate there support through all of the good and bad! The main goal now is to heal up right and completely before we get back to racing. I will keep y’all informed of how long I will be out as we know a little more. Thanks to everyone for the support I will be back better and stronger.”

JUSTIN COOPER | BROKEN FOOT

Justin Cooper injured out for 2022 Supercross seasonSadly, the defending 250 West Coast Champion is out for the entire Supercross season in 2022. Read his post on Instagram below:

Justin Cooper stated: “Hey guys unfortunately I had a crash yesterday at the track. I got a little bit off line in a rhythm and didn’t get the lift for the next triple and cased it pretty hard which was fine. Almost had it saved and when I finally laid it down my foot got pinched under the footpeg. That being said it turns out i have broken and dislocated 4 metatarsals and have some fractures in the center of my foot as well. Will most likely get surgery early next week. Not the way I wanted to start the year off, everything has been going really good until this. This is called a Lisfranc injury and will probably put me off the bike for about 6 months. Tough pill to swallow but this is part of life and you have these obstacles. How you overcome these difficulties is what defines you. I’ll keep you guys updated once I know more, it’s all very fresh so just giving a quick update on what I know so far. I will be missing all of SX, hopefully will be good to go for MX”

COLT NICHOLS | INJURED BOTH ARMS

Colt Nichols 2022 Anaheim 1 Supercross-7764Colt Nichols crashed in the whoops while leading the first 250 Heat race of the night at Anaheim. Sadly, it ended his chances of battling for the 250 West Coast title this season. 

Colt Nichols posted via instagram: “It’s been a tough week, but I wanted to share a quick update with everyone. Unfortunately, my season was over before it started with my crash in the heat race last Saturday. I ended up breaking both arms and had surgery as well as a quick little skin graft to help with the burns on my back from when the bike landed on me. I should be heading home any day to begin the recovery process.
Life doesn’t always make sense, but we must get back up and keep going. Just like my championship post said last May — To Hell And Back — because I’ve overcome far too much to stop now. Appreciate all the messages and support more than you can imagine.”

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