Motocross

The Emergency Department – 2022 AMA ProMotocross Round 11 Crawfordsville – Who’s In and Who’s Out

Author: David Hogan

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Photo of Tony Cairoli at Budds Creek for the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Toni Cairoli will sit out the rest of the season after cracking his hand but should be ready to represent Italy at the MXoN. Photo: Simon Cudby

Well, that was interesting! Who had Chase Sexton off the podium and outside the top 5 in one moto and Eli Tomac off the podium and 5th in the other moto? Anyone?

This 450 championship will go to the last moto and likely be a who beats who wins the championship. This is unusual in the 450 MX class in recent times. But dam it makes for an exciting finish at Pala in two weeks. But what about Ironman this week? I feel like this track should be an Eli track. Despite some inconsistent results here in his championship years where he just needed a reasonable finish to clinch. Eli has been on form here and winning overalls. Chase on the other hand has only a couple of moto podiums in the 250 class to his name previously. But his form this year would suggest he will change that significantly this weekend. I feel Eli gets this overall. But I’d love to see a 1-2, 2-1 scenario to keep this within one point for the final round.

Over in the 250s one has to wonder if the Star Racing Bikes are really that good or if the fill-in rider of Guillem Farres is the real deal. From somewhat nowhere to get 6th in Moto 1 but running well in the top 5 for a significant part of the moto. 

Photo Photo of AMA Pro Motocross rider Cameron Mcadooof AMA Pro Motocross rider Dean Wilson
Cameron Mcadoo suffered a painful rib injury but has indicated that he will be on the gate this weekend.

Jett Lawrence has had a quiet run in the past few motos. I thought he would have been back to winning at Budds but he seemed content with 2-3 scores this weekend. He did look racier in moto 2 and I like that heading into this weekend at Ironman for him to return to the top of the box.

Seems the Barcia/Ferrandis incident has filled the social feeds this week. Depending on your view on each rider will offset your starting viewpoint. But seems like both guys rode those few corners hard and each other just as hard for position. Without each rider’s history (remember Dylan Ferrandis isn’t exactly an angel here either), I think this is chalked up to a racing incident. But given Justin Barcia’s past, he got a harsh penalty on this one.

In the injury column. 9-time world champ Antonio Cairoli managed to get a hand injury on the opening lap of Moto 1 that didn’t allow a good showing for either moto and he won’t be able to race again until MX of Nations.

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This list has who we know has an injury. What that injury is, as well as when we expect them back at the races. Maybe some extras if you’re lucky!

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THE INJURY LIST – GOING INTO ROUND 11 – CRAWFORDSVILLE:

Antonio Cairoli #222 – RedBull KTM

Injured When? Round 10 – Budds Creek

Injured What? Fractured Metacarpal. This is a small hand bone and should be a quick recovery time.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6wks

Next race prediction – MXoN at RedBud

Cameron Mcadoo #48 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Round 10 – Budds Creek

Injured What? Dislocated Rib in practice. These can be quite painful and difficult to manage due to an inability to rest or support the area properly.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1wk for Cameron as he has indicated he is riding through. But these injuries can be felt for years after just not as painful as the initial 4-6wks.

Next race prediction – Cameron has indicated he is going to ride through and will be at IronMan this weekend.

Marshal Weltin #285 – Twisted Tea HEP Suzuki

Injured When? Round 10 – Budds Creek

Injured What? Unclear, but wasn’t able to complete moto 1 or 2 at Budds Creek.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear, but the last update from Marshal on Instagram at the time of typing this is he is heading to IronMan

Next race prediction – Expect him to be at IronMan this weekend.

Jerry Robin #97 – Privateer

Injured When? Round 10 – Budds Creek

Injured What? Reports are banged up and sore as hell.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1wk as he has indicated he will be at IronMan this week

Next race prediction – Expect him to be at IronMan this weekend.

Nick Romano #411 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Mid-week after Round 9 – Unadilla

Injured What? Nick has confirmed via his Instagram post that he sustained a thumb injury mid-week whilst training. Specifically, a tear to his ulnar collateral ligament. This will require surgery to repair.  

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12wk post-surgery completion

Next race prediction – SX 2023

Seth Hamaker #47 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Round 9 – Unadilla

Injured What? No confirmation from Seth or the Team after his endo over the bars on that tabletop.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wk. As per the Pro Circuit Team Press Release this week Seth is lining up at Budds Creek.

Next race prediction – Round 11, Ironman, but I got fouled by the Team PR last week.

Ryder DiFrancesco – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Round 9 – Unadilla

Injured What? Ryder took a rock to the shoulder. Reportedly this sent his arm and hand numb but has recovered quickly post-race. This would be the equivalent of a footy player and a stinger-type injury that many readers might be familiar with from watching footy on TV.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wk. As per the Pro Circuit Team Press Release this week Ryder is lining up at Budds Creek.

Next race prediction – Round 11, Ironman, but I got fouled by the Team PR last week.

Brandon Hartranft #41 – HEP Twisted Tea Suzuki

Injured When? Round 8 – Washougal

Injured What? Right Ankle – Ligament Tear

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks. HEP has confirmed that Brandon requires surgery and will be out for the remainder of ProMotocross

Next race prediction – WSX in October 2022.

Levi Kitchen #59 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Mid-week practising before Millville

Injured What? Broken Wrist that required surgical repair.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks.

Next race prediction – IronMan this weekend.

Stilez Robertson #50 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Injured When? Round 7 – Millville

Injured What? Torn ligaments in Ankle

Return to Riding Timeframe – reports indicate he requires surgical repair. This will be an 8-12wk recovery timeframe off the bike.

Next race prediction – SX 2023

Max Anstie #34 – Honda

Injured When? Round 7 – Millville

Injured What? Concussion

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wks. Was actually only planning to race a few rounds and finish at Millville. So he won’t miss any planned racing action.

Next race prediction – WSX 2022 in October

Ty Masterpool #42 – Privateer KTM

Injured When? Round 7 – Millville

Injured What? Fracture Patellar

Return to Riding Timeframe – Reports from Ty indicate he has completed surgery. This usually involves a cage being built around the knee cap to assist recovery. Likely off the bike for 6-8wks.

Next race prediction – SX 2023

Enzo Lopes #80 – ClubMX Yamaha

Injured When? Round 7 – Millville

Injured What? Post-surgery infection that has not resolved despite his return to racing.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear. Enzo is currently in Brazil during his recovery.

Next race prediction – MXoN and WSX

Matt LeBlanc #329 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Round 6 -Southwick

Injured What? Broken Collarbone

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks.

Next race prediction – IronMan this weekend.

Phil Nicoletti #715 – ClubMX Yamaha

Injured When? Round 14 – Atlanta and re-injured during preparations for a return to ProMotocorss

Injured What? Fractured Ulna

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks

Next race prediction – Phil was back on the bike preparing for a return to the ProMotocross series but had another crash and managed to rebreak his ulna. Phil is out for the season now and will be focusing on preparations for the 2023 Supercross from about October when he is recovered enough.

Brandon Scharer #91 – ClubMX Yamaha

Injured When? Round 1 – Pala 1, but pulled out at Round 2 Hangtown

Injured What? A crash at Pala led to compression fractures of his mid-thoracic vertebrae. After trying to ride at Hangtown and not realising the extent of the injury Brandon has now got scans and confirmed the injury.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks

Next race prediction – Unclear at this time. May sit out remaining of the season as he is not a full-time rider for ClubMX but their team trainer.

Austin Forkner #33 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Round 1 – Pala 1 (Sort of)

Injured What? Shoulder injury. A labral tear that has been around for a while this season was reaggravated. But the Instagram story this week from Austin is interesting. Seems he might be taking the time to get a few other things worked on to be healthy for 2023 SX. Some wrist and forearm work has been done recently. No word on what the injury or work required there but good to see he is using the time wisely to recover and be ready come January 2023.

Return to Riding Timeframe – This is usually an 8-12wks recovery timeframe for the labral tear aspect.

Next race prediction – Out for Outdoors

Ongoing from Supercross 2022

Jeremy Martin #6 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha/ ClubMx Yamaha

Injured When? Midweek after Round 8 at Arlington

Injured What? Left shoulder – Labral tear. Had surgery and is on the recovery path. Has returned to riding but is now with the ClubMX Yamaha team.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3-6months

Next race prediction – Seems Jeremy’s comeback for the final two rounds has been stopped. Reports that his shoulder is not ready yet but I feel there may also be some contractual issues at play here. See him back in 2023 SX.

Coty Schock #37 – Phoenix Racing Honda

Injured When? Round 8 Arlington

Injured What? Bruised Lung, Hematoma on the right shoulder, and left knee ACL and MCL tears.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Should be any day now. Coty has posted recently that he has been cleared from Physio for his ACL and that usually means it’s time to get back on the bike. 

Next race prediction – We understand his plans are to return to SX in 2023 and not the Outdoors this year.

Jett Reynolds #124 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Round 7 Minneapolis

Injured What? Left Hand Fracture. 

Return to Riding Timeframe – Just returned to riding after Pala 1. Has been on the bike for some time now but as per this week’s team press release he is not returning at Unadilla.

Next race prediction – Unclear

Adam Cianciarulo #9 – Monster Energy Kawasaki

Injured When? Practice at San Diego Rnd 3

Injured What? ACL in his right knee.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3-5months pending graft type used to replace ACL. Adam has recently been cleared and has resumed riding.

Next race prediction – Out for all of Outdoors given Joey Savatgy is filling in. This is a great idea for Adam to just get really healthy and have a proper fitness-based under him come Supercross 2023.

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