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The Emergency Department – 2022 AMA Supercross Round 15 – Who’s In And Out

Author: David Hogan

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Maximus Vohland is back in the wars injuring his thumb during mid-week training. Photo: Align Media.

Into the Borough, we go for SupercrossLive. Round 15 heads to the East Coast and Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts for a round that could see the crowning of both Eli Tomac and Jett Lawrence as Champions in their respective classes if they can pull together some reasonable finishes.

Eli Tomac just has to finish in front of Jason Anderson. Whilst Jett Lawrence just has to finish 18th or better to secure the championship.

Atlanta was a quiet round on the injury front. Phil Nicoletti headlines the injuries from the round. After one of his best Supercross seasons. Phil, unfortunately, went over the bars and broke his ulna (Forearm bone). For Phil, the break is right on an old fracture point that was repaired with a plate. Making the surgical repair a bit more difficult and may see him out for a little while. Which is terrible timing given we are now only a few weeks out from the start of Outdoors at the end of May.

Max Vohland has added a second injury to his list for 2022. A Thumb fracture midweek will see him out until Outdoors. One has to wonder about this injury. He has had a terrible return to supercross following a collarbone fracture at the opening round of the East coast series. He has failed to qualify. Not just qualify for the main event. But to even make it into the night program with the fast 40 for the class. Is this injury a chance for him to re-evaluate his approach? Is it just a chance to not worry about a terrible Supercross season and refocus the effort on the Outdoor campaign. We might not know the true answer on this one unless we jumped inside Roger De Coster’s head.

Let’s focus on the positives this week. Jett Lawrence could be the first Aussie to be a Regional Supercross Champion since Chad Reed in 2002! An 18th should be an easy get but there is a lot of track time to get through until the main event when points are paid out. Fingers crossed we see a number one plate in his hand by the end of the night.

Check out more conversations on all the injuries on the AlwaysMoto podcast on your favorite podcast app.

If we have missed a rider or got an injury update wrong let us know. alwaysmoto2019@gmail.com or @always.moto on Instagram

See you next week Moto fans.

Firepower Honda’s Jordon Smith joins the injury list with a fractured finger.

THE INJURY LIST – GOING INTO ROUND 15 – FOXBOROUGH

Phil Nicoletti #715 – ClubMX Yamaha
Injured When? Round 14 – Atlanta

Injured What? Fractured Ulna

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks

Next race prediction – Phil may miss the early rounds of outdoors pending surgery progress. Expect rounds 3-4 of the Outdoors for his return.

Jordon Smith #90 – Firepower Honda
Injured When? Round 14 – Atlanta

Injured What? Fractured left index finger

Return to Riding Timeframe – bone will take 4-6wks to repair but I expect Jordon to be able to ride through

Next race prediction – Round 15 this weekend.

Max Vohland #36 – RedBull KTM
Injured When? Midweek after Round 14

Injured What? Fractured Thumb

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6wks.

Next race prediction – Outdoors round one at best.

Dean Wilson #15 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
Injured When? Round 13 – St. Louis

Injured What? Laceration to Butt. Resulting in a laceration to an artery that has required 4 surgeries to correct so far. Hoping Dean can be released from the hospital by the weekend and begin his recovery soon.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks

Next race prediction – Out for Supercross.

Kyle Peters #52 – Phoenix Honda
Injured When? Round 13 – St. Louis

Injured What? Broken C5 and C6 fractured vertebrae.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 2wks.

Next race prediction – Out for Supercross.

Cameron Mcadoo #48 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Injured When? Round 13 – St. Louis – Press Day

Injured What? AC joint Separation

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6wks.

Next race prediction – Out for Supercross.

Hunter Schlosser #79 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Round 12 Seattle

Injured What? T5, T7 and T9 Fracture. Hunter confirmed with AlwaysMoto that no surgery was required but he is most likely out for SX

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks

Next race prediction – Outdoors Rnd 1

Colby Copp #645 – Privateer GasGas
Injured When? Round 12 Seattle

Injured What? Hyperextension of Elbow

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3-4 weeks

Next race prediction – Maybe Denver, all going well.

Stilez Robertson #50 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna
Injured When? Mid-week before Round 11 Indy

Injured What? Broken Hand. No surgery is required.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6weeks

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1.

TJ Albright #116 – Privateer Kawasaki
Injured When? Round 11 Indy

Injured What? Fractured Wrist

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6weeks

Next race prediction – Hoping to be back for round 15 at Foxborough. No word from TJ just yet if he is back at time of typing this.

Preston Kilroy #68 – BarX Suzuki
Injured When? Round 11 Indy

Injured What? Fractured to the neck of the Femur and his Pelvis near the cup joint for the femur.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks

Next race prediction – Outdoors round 1.

Jerry Robin #97 – Privateer
Injured When? Round 11 Indy

Injured What? Re-aggravated AC joint sprain (Shoulder separation)

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4wks

Next race prediction – Jerry is aiming for Denver and Salt Lake.

Brock Papi #247 – Privateer Kawasaki
Injured When? Round 11 Indy

Injured What? Fractured Collarbone

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6weeks

Next race prediction – Outdoors round 1.

Dylan Ferrandis #14 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
Injured When? Round 10 at Detroit

Injured What? Bone bruise on his wrist.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wks

Next race prediction – Confirmation from the team and Dylan that he is out until Outdoors.

Kyle Swanson #313 – Privateer KTM
Injured When? Round 10 at Detroit

Injured What? Tib / Fib fracture

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks

Next race prediction – Outdoors round 1

Hunter Sayles #85 – PRMX Kawasaki
Injured When? Round 10 at Detroit on press day.

Injured What? 8 broken ribs and a punctured lung

Return to Riding Timeframe – Likely off the bike for 6wks.

Next race prediction – Round 16/17 if at all pending his recovery process.

Ken Roczen #94 – HRC Honda
Injured When? Reports are he has been managing his illness for some time now.

Injured What? Issues with health relating to Epstein Barr Virus that has been present with him since his arm issues in 2017 and 2018.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1??? Has been seen back on the bike this week but I’m still cautious on this one.

Jeremy Martin #6 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
Injured When? Midweek after Round 8 at Arlington

Injured What? Left shoulder – possible labral tear that is yet to be confirmed if surgery is required.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Reports are that he has had surgery. Potentially off the bike for 2-3months.

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1

Levi Kitchen #59 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
Injured When? Round 8 Arlington

Injured What? Concussion, Fractured Knee cap and top of Tibia fracture.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Back on the bike since the start of April. Not likely to do any SX.

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1

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 – Unclear, Coty hasn’t confirmed the recovery plan at this stage.

Next race prediction – Unclear. No confirmation from Coty at the time of typing this.

Jace Kessler #92 – Privateer Honda
Injured When? Round 8 Arlington

Injured What? Broken Wrist. Completed surgery.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wk

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1.

RJ Wageman #99 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Round 8 Arlington

Injured What? Broken Arm

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8wk

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1.

Izaih Clark #682 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Midweek after Round 7 at Minneapolis

Injured What? Broken Ankle requiring surgery to plate and screw. Back on the bike now preparing for the outdoors.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8wks

Next race prediction – Outdoors Round 1.

Jett Reynolds #124 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Injured When? Round 7 Minneapolis

Injured What? Left Hand Fracture. Has had surgery already. So I expect him to be ready to race again in around 4-6wks. He may try and get out there for the final few rounds of Supercross. He may just get ready for Outdoors.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6wks

Next race prediction – Potentially Rnd 1 Outdoors

Vann Martin #421 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Round 7 Minneapolis

Injured What? Compression fracture to T6/7

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear. Suspect him to be out for the entire 2022 SX and MX season. Check out the AlwaysMoto podcast for an extended chat with Vann.

Next race prediction – 2023?

Aaron Plessinger #7 – RedBull KTM
Injured When? Mid Week before Round 8

Injured What? Left Radius and Scaphoid fracture.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks. Pending removal of wires that are surgically inserted to stabilise the wrist during recovery.

Next race prediction – Likely out until Outdoors Round 1.

Richard Taylor #141 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Round 6 at Anaheim 3

Injured What? Fracture to Radius (Forearm bone). Sustained a Gallezzi Fracture which for adults requires surgical plating to allow suitable healing. Looks to have had surgery this week and we will be speaking with Richard next week for The AlwaysMoto podcast

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks.

Next race prediction – Is back on the bike. Richard has told AlwaysMoto he will see how he feels this week and make a call on Denver late next week.

Josh Hill #751 – Team Tedder KTM
Injured When? Round 6 at Anaheim 3

Injured What? Reports indicate a fractured pelvis and dislocated hip.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12wks pending on the details of the pelvis fracture and if the hip dislocation damaged anything as it dislocated.

Next race prediction – Expect that he will be out for the remaining Supercross rounds in 2022.

Jonah Geistler #625 – Privateer KTM
Injured When? Approx Feb 10th whilst training.

Injured What? Shoulder – Tibia and Fibula fracture that has required surgery to stabilise the tibia.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12wks

Next race prediction – Out for Supercross rounds in 2022.

Dilan Schwartz #40 – BarX Suzuki
Injured When? Round 4 at Anaheim 2

Injured What? Humerus Fracture

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks.

Next race prediction – No word on his recovery at this stage.

Ryder Floyd #296 – Privateer Yamaha
Injured When? Practice in preparation for East Coast 250’s

Injured What? Multiple metatarsal fractures

Return to Riding Timeframe – minimum 6wks following completion of surgery that has been completed to plate the metatarsal fractures.

Next race prediction – Outdoors Rnd 1

Adam Cianciarulo #9 – Monster Energy Kawasaki
Injured When? Practice at San Diego Rnd 3

Injured What? Finally, confirmation that Adam has had reconstruction to his ACL in his right knee.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3-5months pending graft type used to replace ACL.

Next race prediction – Looks like it won’t be until June/July for Adam.

Seth Hamaker #47 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Injured When? Practising mid-week prior to San Diego Rnd 3

Injured What? Laceration to spleen and compression fractures to T7 and T8 vertebrae. This is a significant injury and will require a decent amount of time off the bike.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Update from the team PR that Seth is back on the bike since April and preparing for Outdoors.

Next race prediction – Outdoors Rnd 1

Chase Felong #154 – AEO Husqvarna
Injured When? Oakland Rnd 2

Injured What? AlwaysMoto checked in with Chase this week. Confirmation of Sprained foot and ankle. Fracture to Calcaneus and Talus (Heel bones) along with a bone chip in his posterior foot. Also complete rupture of one of his lateral ligaments in his ankle.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear, but potentially 6wks from this week which will be approx 12wk recovery.

Next race prediction – Unclear, Chase confirmed with AlwaysMoto that he will be taking all the time he needs to have no pain when he is able to return.

Mitchell Falk #612 – AJE motorsports Gas Gas
Injured When? Pre Season

Injured What? Low back injury. Mitchell has ongoing issues with a bulging disc that presses on his sciatica nerve. It seems it has been causing him inconsistent issues that will keep him out of the supercross season. Mitchell has updated everyone that he has gone in for surgery as it seems his conservative approach hasn’t worked to date.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear

Next race prediction – Unclear at this stage

Joey Savatgy #17 – Rocky Mountain ATV MC/ WPS KTM
Injured When? Tuesday before Rnd 2 at Oakland

Injured What? ACL Tear.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3-6months post-op.

Next race prediction – Surgery was completed the week after San Diego Round 3. At best he makes Rnd 1 of Outdoors. More likely he will be joining the series near rounds 4-6.

Colt Nichols #45 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
Injured When? Anaheim 1

Injured What? Multiple injuries. Both arms, burn and hip contusion. Specific details have not yet been released by the team manager when we spoke.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12wks

Next race prediction – Unclear at this stage but likely not until Round 1 of Outdoors.

Justin Cooper #32 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha
Injured When? 4/1/22

Injured What? LisFranc fracture to Foot

Return to Riding Timeframe – Back on the bike as of April. Looks like he will be ready for the outdoors start.

Next race prediction – MX round 1.

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