The injuries continue to mount up in Monster Energy Supercross, as sixteen riders are currently attempting to overcome health issues. Who is out of the tenth round, Daytona, which is set to run this weekend? Here's a comprehensive list.
Out of Daytona.
Trey Canard: It has not yet been confirmed whether Trey Canard will contest Daytona or not, but that fact makes it seem unlikely that he'll line up. The Red Bull KTM rider withdrew from Toronto after hitting his head in practice.
Cooper Webb: Cooper Webb expected to miss just one race after injuring his shoulder in Minneapolis, but he'll skip his third event in succession this weekend. Webb has, however, just started riding again, so it shouldn't be too long until he returns to Monster Energy Supercross.
Chase Sexton: Chase Sexton had a hard crash at the first professional race of his career, Atlanta, and broke his femur. The Geico Honda rider is going to be out for an unspecified amount of time.
Matt Bisceglia: Matt Bisceglia was working towards a return, but then broke his leg in practice. He'll now be out for the foreseeable and, for that reason, JGR have drafted Kyle Cunningham in as his replacement.
Benny Bloss: Benny Bloss crashed at the first 250SX East round and sustained a dislocated shoulder, as well as a fractured humerus, so will miss the rest of Monster Energy Supercross. The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM team have not implemented a replacement rider.
RJ Hampshire: A fractured tib and fib, which was sustained on the final lap in Toronto, will keep RJ Hampshire out through the rest of supercross. The injury should not require surgery, so he'll be back for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series.
Nick Gaines: Nick Gaines, of the Traders Racing Yamaha team, sustained a broken clavicle at Minneapolis and underwent surgery shortly after the event. Gaines wanted to return to racing this weekend, but his status has not yet been confirmed.
Ken Roczen: The various struggles that Ken Roczen has encountered since his horrific crash at Anaheim 2 have been well-documented on this link. However, to summarize, injuries to his wrist, arm and elbow will keep him on the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time. The German is now at home in Florida.
Weston Peick: Weston Peick has a reputation for being one of the toughest riders in Monster Energy Supercross, hence why it was surprising to see him exit the series following a crash in Phoenix. A dislocated wrist and lacerated kidney is expected to keep him out of action until the outdoors.
Christophe Pourcel: Changes were made to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team earlier this season, so Christophe Pourcel will miss the rest of Monster Energy Supercross to allow the neck injuries that he sustained last year time to heal.
Tyler Bowers: A hard crash in Phoenix left Tyler Bowers with a dislocated femur, but he is just about to start riding again. Bowers will return with the 51 Fifty Yamaha team in Seattle.
Bradley Taft: The Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha squad suffered a blow before Anaheim 2, as Bradley Taft bowed out with a concussion. The rookie will return after the long break that the 250SX West riders are currently working through.
Zac Commans: Various arm and wrist injuries that were sustained in Phoenix will keep Zac Commans on the sidelines for the foreseeable. “I'm really frustrated about it but trying to remain grateful that it isn't worse," Commans wrote on social media.
Phil Nicoletti: A crash on press day in Arlington forced Phil Nicoletti to join his teammates on the sidelines. An injured left ankle and heel will keep him off of the bike for the foreseeable.
Mitchell Oldenburg: Mitchell Oldenburg was the first 250SX rider to get caught out by that technical rhythm section in San Diego and, unfortunately, did not escape unscathed. Oldenburg is expected to return from a broken collarbone when the 250SX West series picks back up.
Trevor Reis: A shattered right heel and torn ACL were among the injuries that Trevor Reis sustained at Milestone before Christmas, so he'll miss the entire Monster Energy Supercross season. "Such a bummer deal. Was trying to avoid another down rider and banged myself up pretty good," Reis stated on social media.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM/Simon Cudby