Supercross

The Emergency Department – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship Round 2 (Rescheduled)- Oakland

Author: David Hogan

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Photo of Hunter Lawrence after winning the opening round of the 2023 AMA supercross season
That winning feeling for Hunter Lawrence in Tampa! What a ride.

This season just continues to give! Webb is back. Sexton is still Sexton and throwing away almost certain wins. Tomac had a non-Tomac ride and now the Championship is as tight as a swollen finger with a wedding ring on!

But how about our Aussie boy Hunter Lawrence? That ride took a lot of effort and some serious bike control in that final corner to slide in from outside to inside of that corner and make the pass for the win.

Injuries continue to be a secret in our sport. Rumours from the pits and on VitalMX podcasts this week talked about a possible knee injury for Nate Thrasher. But his 2nd place contradicts that. Or does it? It can be amazing how well the body can respond post-injury with the right treatment interventions.

Carson Mumford also falls into this secret category this week. A very nondescript update from the Pro Circuit team about his non-availability for Oakland this week despite that being announced only a few weeks earlier when he took the fill-in ride. Reports around about a calf or Achilles injury but no confirmations. All we know for sure is he isn’t racing Oakland this weekend.

With the West Coast 250’s back in action this weekend. It will be interesting to hear from RJ Hampshire and Cameron Mcadoo about their recoveries from their A2 crashes. Both probably were hoping for one more week to be really back on their normal training path but the schedule is what it is now.

Photo of AMA Supercross rider Cameron McAdoo
How is Mcadoo’s arm recovery after his big crash at A2? We will find out when he hits the track in Oakland this weekend.

Also, I can’t wait for this rescheduled round numbering business to end this weekend. What a nightmare on updates and Twitter comments!

A reminder that the AlwaysMoto Fantasy league game continues. For Aussie Readers, if you want to join the now-closed league. Please send me a DM for a special entry to the league.

Remember to stay up to date on all the injury news via our social feeds @always.moto on Instagram. Check out more in-depth conversations on all the injuries in our sport on the AlwaysMoto podcast on your favourite podcast app or here on Spotify

Hear from Matt Moss about his fill-in ride with Matt Moss on the AlwaysMoto Podcast this week.

See you next round Moto fans.

#injuriesareapartofmoto

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!

If we have missed a rider or got an injury update wrong let us know. info@alwaysmoto.com

Injured Riders List – Round 2

Justin Starling #60 – Privateer GasGas

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Chin Laceration, Black Eye and Twisted Knee 

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1wk

Next race prediction – As per Justing Updates on Twitter, he will be in Oakland this week

Cullen Park #67 – Phoenix Honda

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Banged Up, Mainly around his shoulder region as per his quick chat with AlwaysMoto this week. An AC separation is his main concern.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wks

Next race prediction – Next East coast round at Arlington is Cullen’s aim at this stage.

Alex Ray #140 – Privateer Yamaha

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Broken right Thumb. He has completed surgery and is on the recovery path

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6wks

Next race prediction – Seattle at the earliest

Matthew Curler #958 – Privateer

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Dislocated right shoulder, Left wrist sprain, investigating broken thumb and burn on his side

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8wks pending thumb fracture confirmation

Next race prediction – Atlanta for the next East Coast round

Dylan Ferrandis #14 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Houston

Injured What? Concussion

Return to Riding Timeframe – Will depend on him passing the AMA concussion protocol 1-2wks

Next race prediction – Not Oakland. Justin Cooper is in. No word on when Dylan will return at this stage.

Preston Kilroy #71 – ClubMX Yamaha

Injured When? Houston

Injured What? Broke both wrists

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8 weeks minimum. Required surgery on both right and left radius bones in his forearms.

Next race prediction – Potentially out until Outdoors in late May 2023.

Nick Romano #54 – Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Pre-Season – January 3rd.

Injured What? Right ACL tear and Meniscus injury. Surgery completed14/2/23 

Return to Riding Timeframe – Approx. 6 months.

Next race prediction – 2024 SX.

Ryder Floyd #296 – Privateer Yamaha

Injured When? Pre-season – Attempted to race Houston but was unable to get through the day.

Injured What? No details are available at the time of this being published

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wks

Next race prediction – Arlington for Round 7

Deven Raper #447 – Privateer Kawasaki

Injured When? Pre-Season – But aggravated a Nerve injury in Houston during a hard crash

Injured What? Nerve injury in his right arm

Return to Riding Timeframe – Deven has indicated he is taking 2 weeks off to recover and hopes to be back for his hometown race

Next race prediction – Round 7 in Arlington

Cory Carsten #281 – Privateer Suzuki

Injured When? Pre-season for East Coast 

Injured What? Collarbone Fracture. Cory had surgery already and is on the recovery path.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks

Next race prediction – Round 13 in Atlanta when East Coast SX comes back from a West coast swing if all goes well with recovery.

TJ Albright #116 – Privateer Yamaha

Injured When? Pre-season for East Coast 1/2/23

Injured What? No details are available at the time of this being published

Return to Riding Timeframe – TJ’s update indicates he will be out for a few weeks.

Next race prediction – Round 13 in Atlanta when East Coast SX comes back from a West coast swing.

Cameron Mcadoo #48 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Anaheim 2

Injured What? Left arm bruising

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks

Next race prediction – Oakland this weekend

Malcolm Stewart #27 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Injured When? Training incident.

Injured What? ACL tear in his Knee

Return to Riding Timeframe – Approx. 6 Months

Next race prediction – Likely out until 2024 SX pending recovery time for ACL graft type used.

Jalek Swoll #31 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Injured When? Training incident.

Injured What? Spiral Fracture of Left Humerus

Return to Riding Timeframe – 8-12 weeks

Next race prediction – Sometime after round 13 at the earliest.

Jo Shimoda #30 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Training incident.

Injured What? Collarbone fracture.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks

Next race prediction – Maybe Atlanta for round 13 pending recovery progress

Seth Hammaker #35 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Training incident.

Injured What? Wrist injury.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks

Next race prediction – Maybe Atlanta for round 13  pending recovery progress

Derek Drake #53 – BarX Suzuki

Injured When? San Diego

Injured What? Fracture Left Humeral Head/Neck.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3wks, this one is really fast and not sure how this has happened but it must have been a minor fracture

Next race prediction – Back for Oakland This weekend

Marvin Musquin #25 – RedBull KTM

Injured When? Mid-week prior to San Diego

Injured What? Wrist. But details are limited still

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unknown, pending the outcome of further scans.

Next race prediction – Unclear at the time of writing this.

Austin Forkner #55 – Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Injured When? Anaheim 1

Injured What? Right Knee and Left Hand. The Right knee is the main issue. ACL Tear, Partial tears to PCL and MCL ligaments. Both Medial and Lateral Meniscus tears and a tibial Plateau fracture.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-9 months pending graft type used for ACL repair

Next race prediction – Unclear at this time. Likely not be until 2024 pending how early recovery post-op goes.

Wilson Todd #102 – FirePower Honda

Injured When? San Diego

Injured What? Thumb Laceration

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unclear as limited info from team and Wilson since injury.

Next race prediction – No update on Wilson at the time of writing this.

Luis Macias #259 – The Privateer Paddock

Injured When? Anaheim 1

Injured What? Broken Ribs, Lacerated Lung and Pneumothorax

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks

Next race prediction – Somewhere around Round 8 at Daytona

Ryder DiFrancesco #75 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit

Injured When? Training

Injured What? Left Thumb, Avulsion fracture. This is where the ligament is pulled away from the bone with a piece of bone still attached to the Ligament. Ryder had surgery 2 days after the injury.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8 weeks

Next race prediction – Pro Motocross Opener – Late May 2023

Scott Meshy #411 – Privateer

Injured When? Anaheim 1

Injured What? Right Hand, Two metacarpals

Return to Riding Timeframe – 4-6 weeks

Next race prediction – Rnd 7-8 in Arlington or Daytona

Justin Rodbell #70 – Privateer 

Injured When? Pre-Season

Injured What? Torn Achilles Tendon. AlwaysMoto checked in with Justin just a few days after he had surgery to repair the tear. Justin has a long road ahead with the recovery. 

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-9 months

Next race prediction – Unclear at this early stage of recovery for this injury.

Brandon Hartranft #37 – HEP Twisted Tea Suzuki

Injured When? Pre-Season

Injured What? Multiple injuries. L1-2 Endplate fractures, L3-4 Transverse process fractures, L1-3 Spinous processes, Left Hip dislocation, Multiple rib fractures, right scapular fracture, Right hemothorax (Lung injury).

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-12 months

Next race prediction – Unclear at this early stage of recovery for these injuries.

Kyle Greeson #204 – Privateer

Injured When? Pre-Season

Injured What? L3 Burst Fracture

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3Months +

Next race prediction – Pending recovery May be able to race MX in Late May 2023.

Vince Friese #39 – Motoconcepts Honda

Injured When? Pre-Season

Injured What? The Team has been very non-specific and lacks details on the injury for Vince. Unconfirmed reports of an Achilles injury from the A1 pits as he was in a moon boot.

Return to Riding Timeframe – Unknown

Next race prediction – Unknown – Give me a call or an email back Tony Alessi!

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