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The Emergency Department – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship Round 8 – Daytona

Author: David Hogan

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Photo of supercross rider Adam Cianciarulo
Adam Cianciarulo has another injury setback. This time on Press Day in Arlington

It’s Daytona baby. Insert a clique phrase from a certain GOAT here.

The house that Eli Tomac has built and may look to put an extension on this week. This track has always suited Eli’s style and aggressive nature. But this year’s title fight between the three top dogs might see a different outcome for Eli at Daytona. But I would not be surprised if he does keep adding to the house.

Nate Thrasher has been a real contender for the East title this year. Putting in some fantastic rides and battles with Hunter Lawrence. But confirmation he is doing it with a recently torn ACL. I haven’t seen anywhere which knee it is. But if you watch his riding technique, he is definitely riding differently. He is not taking a certain foot off the peg at all. Obviously trying to prevent aggravations of that knee. But that can only last for so long. One wrong move or dab of that foot in a corner and his season could be over and done.

Photo of Supercross rider Nate Tharsher at round six of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship in Florida
Nate Thrasher confirmed an ACL tear earlier this season and is continuing to compete without it. Time will tell how long this lasts.

Another injury added to the very extensive list for Adam Cianciarulo. A wrist injury aggravated on Press day saw him miss Arlington at this stage Daytona as well. No details on the wrist injury but one can speculate that this might have been hanging around from pre-season. For those with a keen eye, Adam has not been wearing a wrist brace on his right arm this year as he has in previous seasons. Unclear if this is related at this stage but another injury-affected year was not on the wish list when he sent it to Santa in December 2022. 

RJ Hampshire is holding true and heading to Daytona on a 450 this weekend. Somewhat surprised that he didn’t take the opportunity to rest up after looking still visibly affected by his Anaheim 2 crash the last time we saw him 2 weeks ago in Oakland.

Photo of RJ Hampshire at round three of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship
RJ Hampshire despite his Anaheim two crash still having effects on him at Oakland two weeks ago will be on a 450 at Daytona.

A few privateer guys will be taking a week off to recover this week after a string of crashes in Arlington. Tristan Lane’s crash on the Supercross Triple left his bike and him worse for wear. Find that crash on his Instagram page if you want to see some carnage.

For us Aussie fans, hopefully, we can see a return to the top set for Hunter Lawrence at Daytona and keep the dream alive of a Lawrence brothers 250 SX title sweep.

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

See you next round Moto fans.

#injuriesareapartofmoto

This list has who we know has an injury. What that injury is and 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 8

Adam Cianciarulo #9 – Monster Energy Kawasaki

Injured When? Arlington – Press Day

Injured What? Wrist injury

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks but this is unknown based on the limited info from the Kawasaki Press Release 

Next race prediction – Maybe Round 11 in Seattle.

Joey Savatgy #17 – Rick Ware Racing 

Injured When? Arlington

Injured What? Wrist injury

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1wk

Next race prediction – Expected to be at Daytona

Luke Neese #125 – Privateer

Injured When? Arlington 

Injured What? Broken 3 toes bones on his right foot.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks is his return aim but this will be pain dependent

Next race prediction – Indianapolis for Round 9

Tristan Lane #90 – Privateer

Injured When? Arlington 

Injured What? Swollen Ankle and bone contusion

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks is his return aim but this will be pain dependent

Next race prediction – Indianapolis for Round 9

Hardy Munoz #99 – Privateer

Injured When? Arlington 

Injured What? Bruising to ribs

Return to Riding Timeframe – less than a week.

Next race prediction – Expected to be at Daytona

Devin Harriman #99 – Privateer

Injured When? Arlington 

Injured What? Compound fracture of Left Tibia/ fibula

Return to Riding Timeframe – 3 months pending post-op recovery process.

Next race prediction – Mid Outdoors 2023.

Stilez Robertson #40 – Star Racing Yamaha

Injured When? Oakland

Injured What? Beat up 

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks 

Next race prediction – Should be fine by the next West Coast round in Seattle.

Derek Kelley #41 – AEO KTM

Injured When? Oakland

Injured What? Beat up from multiple crashes in the whoops across the event.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks 

Next race prediction – Should be fine by the next West Coast round in Seattle.

Dominque Thurry #76 – Team Solitare 

Injured When? Oakland

Injured What? Concussion

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2 weeks pending clearance from concussion protocol.

Next race prediction – Should be fine by the next West Coast round in Seattle.

Phil Nicoletti #69 – ClubMX Yamaha

Injured When? Oakland

Injured What? Dislocated Wrist, Ulnar Lunate dislocation. The treatment needed is still pending.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6-8 weeks Minimum depending on surgical intervention needed.

Next race prediction – MX Round 1 in Late May 2023.

Jerry Robin #97 – Privateer GasGas

Injured When? Dealing with it for a few weeks

Injured What? Bent the plate and screws backing out of old repaired hand fracture

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks are required as he has to have the plate and screws removed. 

Next race prediction – Should be fine by the next West Coast round in Seattle.

Justin Starling #60 – Privateer GasGas

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Chin Laceration and Twisted Knee. Has ongoing knee issues from Tampa, getting more scans this week. 

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1wk

Next race prediction – As per Justing Updates on Twitter, he will be racing through and managing the recovery.

Alex Ray #140 – Privateer Yamaha

Injured When? Tampa

Injured What? Broken right Thumb. 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 – Expected to be racing Daytona this weekend

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

Return to Riding Timeframe – 1-2wks

Next race prediction – No confirmation on timeframe as yet.

TJ Albright #116 – Privateer Yamaha

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

Injured What? Right Knee injury.

Return to Riding Timeframe – TJ has spoken with AlwaysMoto and he is aiming to be back in Indianapolis in 2 weeks time.

Next race prediction – Round 9 Indianapolis

Cory Carsten #281 – Privateer Suzuki

Injured When? Pre-season for East Coast 

Injured What? Collarbone fracture. Completed surgery for repair.

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks approx.

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

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

Marvin Musquin #25 – RedBull KTM

Injured When? Mid-week prior to San Diego

Injured What? Broken Scaphoid. 

Return to Riding Timeframe – The fracture coupled with issues from a previous wrist injury has meant that Marvin will let the injury heal naturally and this will extend his recovery timeframe. Potentially to around 8 weeks.

Next race prediction – Possibly out for the remaining Supercross rounds in 2023.

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.

Luis Macias #259 – The Privateer Paddock

Injured When? Anaheim 1

Injured What? Broken Ribs, Lacerated Lung and Pneumothorax

Return to Riding Timeframe – 6 weeks. Back on the bike and getting ready for the SX again soon.

Next race prediction – Aiming for around the West coast return in Seattle.

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

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 

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