Some of you may have noticed already that Chad Reed was not on the track for the first untimed 450 free practice at the 2020 Oakland SX, and after being told by Steve Matthes and noticing Chad watching practice from the press box we figured he was out for today’s 2020 Oakland SX. We are told that Chad reaggravated a previous rib injury and will be out for round 5 today of the Monster Energy Supercross series.

Chad’s wife, Ellie Reed, updated everyone from her Instagram account. You can read that update below.

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Update: Chad called me 5 times this morning to figure out whether to ride or rest this weekend. He is wired to ride- always! Today after much discussion between us -he made a decision to sit out this weekend. The goal for this One Last Ride was to ENJOY the ride with his fans. Off the track it’s been great but thus far it’s been miserable for him on the track. So instead of continuing to run himself to the ground like he normally would the decision was made to sit out and rest so he can get on top of this rib issue. Riding timid from his injury in Paris isn’t fun and it translates to wrong place and timing on the track too, resulting in re-injuring himself last weekend. Join me in supporting the 22 to get healed up so we can watch him truly enjoy the time on the track and do what we know he can! He is there in Oakland -go by the truck for Autographs & pictures! #onelastride @mountainmotorsports_ @cbdmd.usa @foxmoto @armasport @knobbyunderwear @boostaus @crtwotwo @supercrosslive Hopefully they’ll still let him take a lap in opening ceremonies! I know he and the fans would really love that!! ❤️

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Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.