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Canard to Miss Opening Supercross Rounds

2012 AMA Supercross

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard will once again be sidelined due to injury.

Canard’s team reported Friday that the injured CRF450R rider will miss the opening rounds of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship; this setback arrives after Canard broke his collarbone while practicing for the Supercross-season opener at Anaheim Jan. 7.

Erik Kehoe (Team Honda Muscle Milk Supercross Manager) says: "Trey suffered a fracture to his collarbone when he crashed at a team test. He underwent surgery and his physicians estimate he will need a recovery time of four weeks at the minimum.

"It’s very disappointing to see this happen to Trey, especially after all the hard work he’s put in to recuperate from injuries in 2011. He will miss the first few Supercross rounds, but our team will continue our preparations for the upcoming season with Trey’s teammate, Justin Brayton."

This is not the first time Canard was sidelined; the Oklahoma native, who pilots the No. 41 Honda CRF450R in the Supercross/Motocross Championship, fractured his femur while training towards the end of the 2011 AMA SX Championship; although he was forced to miss the final three rounds, he still finished fifth with 255 points.

Canard was forced to miss the first half of 2011 AMA MX due to the injury, but returned at Round 7 in Spring Creek to finish third. But misery followed Canard at Round 8 in Washougal, where he re-broke his femur, forcing him out of the remaining races.

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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