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Canard: Back Surgery after LA SX Crash

2012 AMA Supercross

Following the hectic AMA Supercross crash Saturday evening in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Muscle Milk Honda’s Trey Canard remained on the track, unconscious.

The Oklahoma native, who was landed on by Valli Yamaha’s Ryan Morais at the end of a triple at LA Supercross, was rushed to the hospital, where doctors discovered Canard sustained severe back injury, though surgery was questionable.

But on Wednesday, American Honda reported Canard underwent successful surgery, doctors stabilizing the injured area of the back.

Speaking to American Honda, Trey’s brother Aaron says: "The surgery went exactly as planned. He is still in some pain and discomfort but is able to deal with it better and better. He is staying positive and his spirits are up, which is great to see. Depending on how the next few days go, the doctors are hoping Canard can be released to go home by the end of the weekend."

American Honda will release additional news on Canard’s condition at the family request.

The Supercross crash occurred when Canard got tangled with a tuff block at the first turn at Dodger Stadium, which set him up for a sloppy landing on the triple jump. As Canard regained his momentum, Morais landed on him, sending both riders to the ground. Morais also sustained a host of injuries, including a broken jaw, several fractured vertebrae and some broken ribs

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, missing the season-opener at Anaheim I.

The staff at Ultimate MotorCycling wishes both riders a speedy recovery. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for updates as the information is released. 

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