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UPDATE: As of Monday, February 20, there is a official PR about Chad Reed’s injury »

Tonight at Cowboy Stadium, during round seven of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Two Two Motosports’ Chad Reed went down hard and it did not look good. The number twenty-two was all over Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto for the lead when he made a mistake in the whoops. Chad was able to get to his feet, but seemed to have trouble with his knee and could not walk. In the end, Reed took a ride in the Asterisk medic mule and finished the Dallas Supercross with a very disappointing DNF. There is no word on the prognosis, but Chad’s wife, Ellie Reed, tweeted this from her @mrstwotwo account on Twitter:

“He will be seeing his Dr in CA tomorrow for further testing/check up. We’ll know more then. Thanks for the support & prayers for 22!”

We are hoping to get word tomorrow that there is no real structural damage to Reed’s knee or leg and that we will see him back on the track as soon as possible.

Update 7pm 2/19/12:  There is no new information on Reed’s injury, but the number twenty sent out a few Tweets from his personal Twitter account @crtwotwo

Chad Reed @CRtwotwo

“So bummed for my guys iv never felt so good. Best bike team iv ever had I’m in shape riding felt great and BOOM…it ends in a split second”

Chad Reed @CRtwotwo

“Its why ive always maintained my saying #inittowinit this shit aint easy or the computards would be doing it…”

Chad Reed @CRtwotwo

“We are all human 1st athlete second…HUMANS make mistakes. #liveandlearn”

Chad Reed @CRtwotwo

“Not gona lie felt great to be apart of a 2 rider run away love racing with @ryan_villopoto2 u know your going to get good ole fashion racing”

Chad Reed @CRtwotwo

“Going to get MRI on my left knee and scans on my chest and kidney. #hurting”

Video of the Dallas Supercross crash.