*As of 3am – 1/22/12(PST)
Both Muscle Milk/Honda’s Trey Canard and Ryan Morais were involved in a freak accident on the opening lap of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, tonight inside Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Trey, after getting a tough block cover caught in his rear wheel, was forced to just double the big triple, and Ryan Morais landed directly on his head and back. (You can watch the crash here.) In what was a very scary scene, both men were knocked unconscious for some time, carted off the track on backboards and taken to local hospitals for evaluation.
Early reports on Ryan Morais are a concussion and a broken jaw, but we have heard nothing to confirm the full extent of Ryan’s injuries. Trey’s early reports were that he suffered a concussion and some bumps and bruises, but after a scan for further injuries on his back, the news got worse. The last report we heard was that Trey, in fact, sustained a T10-12 fracture in his spine and will be in surgery this evening. This comes just as Trey was returning from three major injuries.
We will keep you updated as we hear more on both riders. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of them tonight.
We will be updating this page below as we hear more.
*Update: Latest on Ryan Morais – Update: mo is hanging in there… Neck has three fractures but docs says no surgery needed on neck right now! Getting MRI to make sure
*Update on Morais 11:30am (PST)- 1/22/12 @RyanMorais65 just got his jaw wired shut! No more real food for 8 weeks at least… Still waiting on MRI results for his neck!
*Update on Trey Canard from Muscle Milk Honda:
Torrance, CA: Team Honda Muscle Milk rider Trey Canard was involved in a crash on the opening lap of last night’s Supercross event at Dodger Stadium. Canard injured his back in the incident, and an MRI this morning showed fractures the doctors are evaluating. Canard has 100-percent feeling in his legs, and is currently (Sunday) awaiting the decision by his doctors as to whether or not his injury requires surgery.
American Honda will release additional news on Canard’s condition as it becomes available.
*Latest update from Trey Canard’s brother @airdawg41 on Twitter: Hey all. Just got out of the MRI and we should know very soon what they want to do to sure. Trey in fact has not had any surgery yet.
*New update on Ryan Morais-As of 3:30PM (pst): From Ryan’s wife Hannah Morais – Ryan just got his mouth wired shut temporarily.[for his broken jaw] Permanent should go in Monday if his jaw is healing right. His C-1, C-2, C-6, C-7 & T-1 are all fractured. Neurosurgeon said spinal cord is fine. Should heal with C-Collar in 6 weeks. Broken ribs & small puncture in his lung.
*Latest from Aaron Canard, Trey’s brother- As of 6pm (pst) Sunday: So looks like there will in fact be a small procedure on Thursday. There is a small pressure on the cord they want to work on.
Latest from Aaron Canard: 12am 1/24/12 Heading home for the night. Nurse said they are on call for the surgery anytime between 5 am and lunch time so well see.