By FTR on February 21, 2012 11:36 PM
Carlsbad, California – In a devastating blow for TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed, injuries sustained at last weekend’s Dallas round of the AMA Supercross, have forced him to retire from the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Reed suffered a horrific crash while challenging for the race lead on Lap 7 and was unable to finish the race.
Initial scans have revealed the Australian has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, broken his tibia and fibula, sustained two broken ribs and has a broken T6 vertebrae.
At this point in time doctors are waiting for the swelling on his knee to subside before they conduct surgery.
“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,” Reed added.
The TwoTwo Motorsports team and sponsors will regroup over the next week and formulate a plan to move forward.
Reed is aiming to return for the outdoor season but that goal will be re-evaluated by doctors post surgery.
Chad Reed and TwoTwo Motorsports are proudly supported by Bel-Ray, Honda Motorcycles, Shift, Etnies, Skullcandy, Fox, Pro Circuit, Factory Effex, Specialized, Showa, Dunlop, Renthal, America's Tire.com, Discount Tire.com, DT1 Airfilters, D.I.D, Hinson Clutches, VP Race Fuels, Matrix, JStar Motors, Dubya and Mechanixwear.
By FTR on June 08, 2011 11:49 PM
Donate to Ian Trettel's Recovery Fund For The Chance To Win a New Bike
On Saturday, March 5th, Rockstar Energy Suzuki rider Ian Trettel sustained a brain injury during practice at the AMA Supercross event in Daytona, Florida. He was quickly taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he was placed in a medically-induced coma. He has since been transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta to begin his rehabilitation and recovery process. Ian was admitted to Shepherd Center’s Acquired Brain Injury Unit for evaluation, care and observation. After doctors at Shepherd Center determined an appropriate treatment plan for Ian, he began a rehabilitation program under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists. Shepherd is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital, specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury.
The family wants everyone to know that Ian is doing very well and that they continue to be extremely optimistic that he will make a full recovery. They are appreciative to Ian’s friends and friends of the family, and to the moto-cross community for its outpouring of support, but requests privacy during Ian's recovery and rehabilitation.
For more information on Ian and to learn to how to DONATE TO WIN a 2012 RM-Z 250, visit the Road 2 Recovery website.
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