Los Angeles Supercross Injury Report
There was a scary moment during the first lap of Dodger Stadium Supercross in Los Angeles Saturday evening.
It all began when Muscle Milk American Honda’s Trey Canard, who just returned from a broken-collarbone injury sustained during practice for 2012 Supercross, got tangled up with a tuff block in the first corner, creating a sloppy landing on the triple jump.
While Canard attempted to regain his rhythm, Star Valli Yamaha’s Ryan Morais landed on Canard, sending both riders hard to the ground, bringing out the red flag.
Canard laid unconscious on the track, and was taken to a medical center. MRI reports showed that Canard fractured some vertebra in the back. Luckily, Canard has 100-percent feeling in his legs. Doctors are evaluating whether Canard will need surgery or not. American Honda is expected to release the updates soon.
As for Morais, the Rockstar Energy rider was transported to a local hospital, where he received treatment for a broken jaw, several fractured vertebrae and some broken ribs.
Rockstar Energy reports that there is no sign of spinal cord damage at this time and Morais is continuing to be evaluated. A full recovery is anticipated.
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.
Then Canard broke his collarbone while practicing for the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship.
The staff at UltimateMotorCycling wishes both riders a speedy recovery. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for updates as the information is released.