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The Emergency Department – AMA MX Round 2 – Whos’ in and Who’s Out

Author: David Hogan

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Cameron Mcadoo is heading in for surgery shortly to have his knee repaired after the opening round

An exciting, yet surprisingly controlled opening round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross from Fox raceway last Saturday.

Only three riders left the venue with injuries that we have knowledge of, a minor miracle some might say after seeing some of the shots of the track following the final 450 moto. Two of these injuries are only minor injuries and will most likely be resolved or very close too by the time they roll onto the gate for round two. Unfortunately the third is a significant injury and will see the season over already after just one round.

Cameron Mcadoo has provided a highlight reel of epic proportions recently. Somehow managing to bounce back onto the bike seemingly without issue no matter how big the impact. Check his highlight reel from Atlanta supercross! It seems as though his ability to bounce has finally worn off. He has also paid one of the bigger prices in terms of injury severity after his most recent dirt sample.

Cameron has torn his ACL. But with the addition of this tear involving an avulsion fracture to the tibial plateau. Basically the ligament (in this case his ACL) instead of tearing itself. Has pulled its root right off the bone. Taking some of the bone with it. Where some riders are able to ride thru an ACL tear. In this case it would be highly unlikely for Cameron to do so as the bone fragment attached to the ligament would cause a lot of discomfort and potential locking of the knee as it is floating around in the joint.

Cameron has indicated he is heading in for surgery shortly to have this repaired. He will most likely be off the bike for 5months (currently the average for professional motocross racers return from ACL repairs).

Injuries are never well timed. But when more significant injuries are sustained in the motocross series. It takes a bigger toll. It begins to impact the next season’s preparation. Supercross pre-season starts in October. So at best Cameron will miss one month of pre-season testing. At worst he may not be ready for the season opener. Less likely given he can ride the whichever coast for 250 starts second. But you can see how this issue can now begin to affect his result for next year and why injuries are never well timed.

With the series moving to elevation at Colorado for this round. Expect to have a lot of talk about Jason Anderson and if he will be able to perform thru the event. Jason has had a well documented history with altitude sickness issues and the commentators love to harp on this fact. This track is also very rough and in sections fast and rough! Not a good combination for injuries. The Thunder valley track does have a history of causing a few seasons to end prematurely as well. See James Stewart 2012, Eli Tomac 2015, and Ryan Dungey 2016. Will it be another quiet round on the injury front. Or will we see more injury reports come Monday?

(David Hogan – @always.moto on instagram)

As always, If your favourite rider is on this list, most likely they are seeing a Doctor or been to the Emergency Department recently.

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. alwaysmoto2019@gmail.com

THE LIST OF INJURIES – AFTER ROUND 1

Cameron Mcadoo #31 – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki (AMA SX/MX)
Injured When? Round 1 Pala – 29/5/21

Injured What? Knee ACL tear with avulsion fracture. This is where the ligament tears a piece of bone with it. In this case off the tibial plateau.

Return to Riding Timeframe – minimum 5months.

Next race prediction – not until supercross 2022 and likely the 250 coast that starts second.

Jerry Robin #77 – Privateer (AMA SX/MX)
Injured When? Round 1 Pala – 29/5/21

Injured What? Minor burns to back

Return to Riding Timeframe – <1wk

Next race prediction – Rnd 2 – Thunder Valley

Dean Wilson #15 – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (AMA SX/MX)
Injured When? Round 1 Pala – 29/5/21

Injured What? Bruising to Genital region due to a stray handlebar

Return to Riding Timeframe – <1wk

Next race prediction – Rnd 2 – Thunder Valley

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