Reed’s SX Crash Forces Withdrawal (Video)
2012 AMA Supercross Reed Crash Video
In the first six rounds of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship, Two-Two Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed was heavily in the title race with five podiums, which included a win in LA SX.
But this chase came to a devastating end due to a hectic crash at Arlington Supercross last weekend. While battling for the lead, Reed crashed on lap seven, suffering a heavy blow to the legs (video below). The Arlington SX crash forced Reed to retire from the rest of the 2012 season.
Two-Two Motorsports, which is owned by Reed, reports that initial scans revealed the Australian tore his anterior cruciate ligament, broken his tibia and fibula, sustained two broken ribs and has a broken T6 vertebrae.
But before the doctors can perform any surgery, they have to wait for the swelling to subside on Reed’s knee (picture above).
Chad Reed (Two-Two Motorsports Honda CRF450R Supercross) says: “To say I am hurting right now would be a major understatement,” Reed said. “I am just trying to figure out what hurts more, the injuries or the fact that I am going to be out for a while with knee surgery.
“This is bitterly disappointing, I felt like I had everything in my corner this time. I’ve never felt more comfortable, from the bike and team to my riding. I was genuinely in a position to fight for race wins week in week out and expected to be going to Las Vegas for a shot at the title.
“To my sponsors and fans thank-you for your messages of support, they mean a lot. This is a difficult time.”
Although the 2012 AMA Supercross season is over for Reed, he is planning to return for the outdoor Motocross series. His team and sponsors will now regroup, and create some plans to move forward.
Reed’s 2012 AMA Supercross Championship: Summary
Heading into round seven at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Reed was trailing Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto by six points for the lead.
Following is Reed’s performance in 2012 Supercross:
- Round 1: Anaheim, second
- Round 2: Phoenix, sixth
- Round 3: Los Angeles, first
- Round 4: Oakland, second
- Round 5: Anaheim II, third
- Round 6: San Diego, second
The staff at Ultimate MotorCycling wishes Reed a speedy recovery.