2018 Motocross of Nations: News

Injury Update: Chad Reed

Reed on his incident

What happened to Chad Reed during practice at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm? That question was asked countless times on Saturday but, out of respect for such a icon, most sat and waited for him to release his own statement. Reed did that and thankfully the news is not as bad as some anticipated. Ellie Reed, Chad's wife, later released images of the bruising (scroll down to see those), which gives an idea of just how hard the impact was.

Sometimes things don't make sense But you just roll with the punches and take the positives from it The Redbull Straight rhythm on a 2stroke had me so damn excited I'm so disappointed I'm unable to participate today So many people played such a massive role in pulling this project off for me Can't thank @pcoater_shane enough without him zero chance this was possible @dantruman101 thanks for being there and having my back at whatever needs to be handled you have no understanding of the word hesitation! whatever's possible or damn near impossible you just get err done I slightly over jumped into the next transition nothing un normal but my suspension went metal to metal and I hurt my ankle I'm seeing an ankle specialist this morning. Will update when I have more info and a plan of action 2️⃣2️⃣

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I am clearly needing a nurse costume for Halloween 🎃😩 #mondaybruise

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Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy/Ryne Swanberg

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