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Injury List: Detroit

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The injuries continue to mount up in Monster Energy Supercross, as fourteen riders are currently attempting to overcome health issues. Not all of them were scheduled to compete this weekend, of course, as some reside in the 250SX West division, but here is a comprehensive look at everyone who is battling an injury of some kind.

In for Detroit.

Cooper Webb: I’m extremely excited to be back racing this weekend,” Webb stated in a press release earlier this week. “I’ve been working hard doing therapy for my shoulder and getting myself ready to race again, and I’m very eager to get back out there! I feel good, and I’m ready to go.

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Cooper Webb has been patient, but is finally ready to return.

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Out of Detroit.

Jimmy Albertson: Jimmy Albertson will be out for quite some time, as he sustained some significant injuries at Daytona. You can read all about his fight, as well as how you can help, on this link from Road 2 Recovery. ‘R2R’ do a lot for all of those on this list who are attempting to overcome serious injuries.

Cameron McAdoo: The past couple of weeks have been quite busy for Cameron McAdoo, despite the fact that he has not been on track. McAdoo cut his hand prior to Daytona, then switched from MotoConcepts to Geico Honda, but was expected to return in Detroit. “However, his hand is not yet ready to race and will be sitting out the next two weekends,” a statement from his team has revealed.

Chase Sexton: Chase Sexton crashed at the first professional race of his career, Atlanta, and broke his femur. “Been a rough past six months or so, but all the hard times make the comeback that much sweeter,” Sexton wrote on social media earlier this week. There is no timeline on his return.

Matt Bisceglia: What a rollercoaster ride Matt Bisceglia has been on! Following a pre-season injury, Bisceglia was just a couple of weeks away from his return in February. A broken leg, which was sustained on a practice day, thwarted his efforts though and now he finds himself staring at a lengthy recovery period.

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. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM drafted in Dakota Alix, who crashed whilst en route to a twelfth in Indianapolis, as his replacement.

RJ Hampshire: A fractured tib and fib, which was sustained on the final lap in Toronto, will keep RJ Hampshire out for a considerable amount of time. It’ll be a little while until he is able to return to his Geico Honda, but he is shooting to be ready for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener in May.

Nick Gaines: Nick Gaines, of the Traders Racing Yamaha team, sustained a broken clavicle at Minneapolis and underwent surgery shortly after the event. “Look for Nick to be lining up for the last two rounds of supercross and then head straight into outdoors,” his squad revealed earlier this week.

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Ken Roczen is still staring at a lengthy recovery period.

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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 summarise, 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: So happy to finally get these damn pins out. It’s all up from here; a lot of therapy and I’ll be back stronger,” Weston Peick wrote on Instagram earlier this week. Peick is not expecting to make it back for any of the Monster Energy Supercross rounds, but has his sights set on Hangtown.

Christophe Pourcel: Changes were made to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team following round four, to be exact, so Christophe Pourcel will miss the rest of Monster Energy Supercross to allow the neck injuries that he sustained last year time to heal. His next race will be the first CMRC national on the first weekend in June.

Tyler Bowers: A hard crash in Phoenix left Tyler Bowers with a dislocated femur, but he has now started riding again. Bowers will return with the 51 Fifty Yamaha team in Seattle, alongside Hayden Mellross and Noah McConahy. McConahy was initially signed as a fill-in for Bowers, but the team will keep him on.

Zac Commans: Zach Commans has recently returned to his machine, after sustaining various arm and wrist injuries in Phoenix. “I’m really frustrated about it but trying to remain grateful that it isn’t worse,” Commans wrote at the time. He’s set to return to the 250SX West series in Seattle.

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.

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: Monster Energy Media

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Adam Cianciarulo Archives | Episode 1

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Adam Cianciarulo quickly rose through the ranks, dominating the amateur circuit on #TeamGreen with 11 Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. ? AC claimed the title of the winningest youth rider at Loretta Lynn’s – primed for the big leagues on Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki!

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Phil Nicoletti Announces Retirement from Full-Time Racing at End of Season

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Phil Nicoletti, a veteran of 18 full seasons in professional motocross and supercross, has announced his full-time racing career will conclude at the finale of the 2024 AMA season, with the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) finale in September. Nicoletti currently rides for the Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX Yamaha team in 250SX West Region division of Monster Energy AMA Supercross and will switch to the 450 class with the team for the upcoming AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the SMX Playoffs. He’ll continue to put in the work this season and try to provide more memorable moments, either good or bad, in typical “Filthy” Phil fashion.

“I actually made this decision at Anaheim 1,” says Nicoletti. “I rode press day, then I called my dad and told him, ‘It’s over.’ Just a feeling I had. Main thing, I just don’t have it in me anymore to take the chances I need to during the week. It’s not even a results thing, really. On race day adrenaline takes over and I feel like I can continue to be a fifth-to-seventh guy. But this sport is so freaking gnarly, you have to push to your limit every day even in practice. I don’t want to go search for tenths [of a second] on a random Tuesday. It used to piss me off when one of the kids went faster than me but lately, I’ve found myself not giving…a care about it on some days. I’ve loved the grind, but I always said as soon as I don’t want to do that anymore, I’m outta here.”

Nicoletti will attend press day at this weekend’s Nashville Supercross and East/West Showdown, and he’ll field any media questions there.

Phil, 35, raced a handful of pro races at the end of the 2006 and 2007 seasons, then followed that with 17 full seasons as a professional. He’s currently collected 71 total top-ten finishes in professional AMA competition. He scored fifth overall in the 2016 450 Pro Motocross Championship standings, as well as eighth in 2015 250 MX standings and sixth in 2018. In 2018, he also took an overall podium finish at his home Unadilla National. In 2019, Nicoletti ventured to Canada and scored the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Championship, with the most combined points from Canadian Arenacross, Motocross, and Supercross. After COVID-19 cut the racing options in Canada, he returned to racing in the U.S. full time for 2022, including a return to AMA Supercross. He has since logged 11 top ten finishes in AMA Supercross despite also battling injuries and typical “bad news Phil” luck on the weekends.

Phil, always an innovator, will leave a legacy as the first rider to ever don the new “leader lights” in AMA Supercross when he led last year’s Anaheim 2 event. He also snagged a holeshot against the likes of Jett Lawrence and Cooper Webb at the second SMX event in 2023 and looks forward to trying to do that again this season. Nicoletti plans to stay around the racing scene once he retires from full-time racing but looks forward to never having to jump three-in to a rhythm section again.

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Shane McElrath – His story over Foxborough

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Shane McElrath was riding a solid main event at the AMA Supercross in Foxborough last Saturday. With still a few laps to go he collided with Malcolm Stewart and hurt his arm. Due to this he was forced to retire from the race and didn’t score points. Fortunately everything is ok for McElrath so he will be ready to ride at the next round at Nashville this weekend.

Watch his vlog over the race in Foxborough below:

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