November 28 (21:08).
Chad Reed is set to return from injury at the AUS-X Open in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. How is he doing three weeks on from his Paris crash where he broke some ribs? '22' released the following statement on social media.
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Since breaking two ribs in Paris I haven’t been my normal positive self Perspective is always key. I may not be at my best physical condition but I am totally fine. “HARDEN THE [email protected]&$ UP CR" This video got me pumped up again I am so excited to take little man Gus for a ride around the @sxopensupercross @marvelstadium.au @starlightau track Saturday night ❤️
November 16 (17:04).
When Chad Reed crashed in Paris and withdrew from the final main event of the weekend, there were very few concerns. Reed was unfazed after the race and carried out his usual media obligations, including an interview with MX Vice. It later became apparent that he broke two ribs in the fall though. Chad Reed's wife, Ellie, broke the news on social media.
"Last weekend @CRTwoTwo sustained injuries during the crash in Paris. He rode practice today in Auckland with two broken ribs. Anyone whose had this injury before knows how painful that is. True to his character Chad Reed shows up. The level of disappointment and obvious set back is apparent. Rather than allow the sorrow to set in, he will fight back in true 22 style proving that no matter how hard you get knocked down he will always stand back up and try again! Your a warrior and your actions continue to inspire others with their own set backs in life. WE NEVER GIVE UP."
Chad Reed did attempt to race in Auckland, New Zealand, last night but only managed to compete a couple of laps of the heat race before withdrawing. A small fall in a turn made him realise that it would be better to focus on recovering in time for the AUS-X Open in Melbourne in two weeks.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer