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At the Daytona SX over the weekend, Jimmy Decotis crashed and became one of the latest victims in what will likely go down in history as one of the most brutal seasons in Monster Energy Supercross history. I honestly cannot remember the last weekend we did not write more than one injury update and this weekend in Daytona was unfortunately no different with both Jimmy and RJ Hampshire going down hard.

Here’s what Jimmy D had to say from his @JimmyDecotis Instagram account about his injuries in Daytona: “Not the way I wanted to end my night. I Had a big crash before the finish line. I’m thankful to be walking. Couple fractures in the L2 and L3 and some broken ribs. Back injuries are scary so I feel I’m truly blessed with the outcome. Thank you so much @ichorsportsmedicine, Doc Bodner and everyone at the medical unit. You guys are the true heroes of this sport and it’s so awesome to see a friendly face when you are laid up on the ground. I’m extremely bummed right now, I love racing my dirt bike and these next few weeks will be tough. I’m going to see a specialist on Tuesday when I arrive back in Charlotte. I will update everyone on my return as I learn more…thank you @jamieroutley93 and my whole fam for being there for me and the whole @jgrmx team and sponsors. The Rippa will be back don’t you worry.”

We are over posting these weekly injury reports in 2018, but that is just the nature of the sport we report on. It was awesome seeing Jimmy on the podium for the first time, and we hope to see him back up there again in ’19. We wish “The Rippa” a speedy recovery. Check out Jimmy’s post below.

Not the way I wanted to end my night. I Had a big crash before the finish line. I'm thankful to be walking. Couple fractures in the L2 and L3 and some broken ribs. Back injuries are scary so I feel I'm truly blessed with the outcome. Thank you so much @ichorsportsmedicine, Doc Bodner and everyone at the medical unit. You guys are the true heroes of this sport and it's so awesome to see a friendly face when you are laid up on the ground. I'm extremely bummed right now, I love racing my dirt bike and these next few weeks will be tough. I'm going to see a specialist on Tuesday when I arrive back in Charlotte. I will update everyone on my return as I learn more…thank you @jamieroutley93 and my whole fam for being there for me and the whole @jgrmx team and sponsors. The Rippa will be back don't you worry…. #swagonfleek

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