Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, the reigning 2009 AMA/FIM Supercross Champion, will not be racing in San Diego this weekend. Last week on Friday, January 29th, an evaluation of an MRI showed Stewart had a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand. He underwent immediate surgery, that day, to have it repaired and be on the road to recovery right away. James returned to his home state of Florida for post-surgery therapy immediately following the procedure.
James Stewart Speaks…
Stewart is Out
UltimateMotorCycling.com has just finished a call with James Stewart’s team and has confirmed, unfortunately, that Stewart was actually injured worse than had been originally diagnosed after two accidents that occurred during round 2 of the 2010 Supercross season in Phoenix. What the original x-rays missed, an MRI scan revealed yesterday: Stewart has a broken bone in his hand and immediate surgery was recommended.
Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Ryan Morais, after seeing a specialist yesterday, is expected to return to the AMA Western Regional Supercross Lites class by Anaheim 3, on February 13th. Morais was injured during his heat race on Saturday night in Anaheim, when another rider landed on top of him after tripling part of a rhythm section. Morais was running second in the heat until the incident.
According to Team Manager Bill Keefe the doctor concluded that Morais doesn’t have any broken bones.