Australian Supercross star Chad Reed has been forced out of this year’s series after extensive injuries suffered at the recent round of AMA Supercross Series in Dallas.
The TwoTwo Motorsports rider crashed heavily on just the seventh lap of the race with scans today revealing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, broken tibia and fibula, two fractured ribs and a broken T6 vertebrae.
At this point in time doctors are waiting for the swelling on his knee to subside before they conduct surgery.
“To say I am hurting right now would be a major understatement,” Reed said.
“I am just trying to figure out what hurts more, the injuries or the fact that I am going to be out for a while with knee surgery.
“This is bitterly disappointing, I felt like I had everything in my corner this time. I’ve never felt more comfortable, from the bike and team to my riding.
“I was genuinely in a position to fight for race wins week in week out and expected to be going to Las Vegas for a shot at the title.”
The TwoTwo Motorsports team and sponsors will regroup over the next week and formulate a plan to move forward.
Reed is aiming to return for the outdoor motocross season but that goal will be re-evaluated by doctors post surgery.
Check out the video of the accident