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Ryan Villopoto Tibia Fibula Injury Update

Motocross News

A race team visit to Ryan Villopoto’s house in California revealed how things were going for the injured Monster Energy AMA Supercross / Motocross Kawasaki rider.

Supercross Injury Update: With a broken right tibia and fibula (tib/fib) RV has been hanging out and letting it heal, which is going to take quite a while.

Villopoto also mentioned that since he was in and out of the hospital for the better part of three weeks, he lost a lot of weight-roughly 20 pounds.

With the bandages freshly off of the surgery incisions, RV was sporting some serious scars.

Check out the photo above; there are two plates and numerous screws in his leg. He also underwent two surgeries-one taking six hours and the other eight.

According to Villopoto, the doctor said he won’t be able to walk on it for 12 weeks, but like any top-determined racer, he’s aiming for eight weeks.

No word yet on when he will begin riding after that.

Based on Ryan’s injury, he was unable to score points in the last 4 SX events effectively ending his campaign to challenge Ryan Dungey for 2010 Supercross Championship.

"This is heartbreaking for both Ryan and the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Mike Fisher.

"RV was going for the championship and riding really well. It’s a shame this happened because Ryan has shown so much resilience this season while trying to attain his first supercross championship. I know Ryan will do everything he can to get back as soon as possible."

As well, this season’s Motocross events seem most likely out of reach for Ryan. A return for the 2011 Supercross series is looking more probable.

Villopoto | 2010 Supercross Results
* 01/09 ANAHEIM, CA 5th
* 01/16 PHOENIX, AZ 2nd
* 01/23 ANAHEIM, CA 7th
* 01/30 SAN FRAN, CA 1st
* 02/06 SAN DIEGO, CA 4th
* 02/13 ANAHEIM, CA 1st
* 02/20 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1st
* 02/27 ATLANTA, GA 19th
* 03/06 DAYTONA, FL 1st
* 03/13 TORONTO, ONTARIO 1st
* 03/20 ARLINGTON, TX 4th
* 03/27 JAX, FL 1st
* 04/10 HOUSTON, TX 1st
* 04/17 ST. LOUIS, MO – Injury
* 04/24 SEATTLE, WA – Injury
* 05/01 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Injury
* 05/08 LAS VEGAS, NV – Injury

2010 Supercross Final Points
* 1.Ryan Dungey 363
* 2.Kevin Windham 293
* 3.Davi Millsaps 268
* 4.RYAN VILLOPOTO 266
* 5.Justin Brayton 238

2010 AMA Motocross Schedule
# 05/22 CORDOVA, CA – Injury
# 06/05 WORTHAM, TX —
# 06/12 MT. MORRIS, PA —
# 06/19 MARYLAND —
# 06/26 LAKEWOOD, CO —
# 07/03 BUCHANAN, MI —
# 07/17 MILLVILLE, MN —
# 07/24 WASHOUGAL, WA —
# 08/14 NEW BERLIN, NY —
# 08/28 SOUTHWICK, MA —
# 09/04 DELMONT, PA —
# 09/11 SAN DIEGO, CA —

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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