Trey Canard will miss the opening rounds of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship as he recovers from a broken arm sustained in practice.
Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard will be sidelined for the opening rounds of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, rehabilitating a recently broken arm. Canard was practicing over the Thanksgiving weekend and went down, suffering the injury which forced him into surgery on December 3, 2013. Reports indicate the procedure was successful and that Canard will be back on track as soon as possible.
“Of course we are disappointed that Trey will miss the opening rounds of the 2014 SX season,” said Team Honda Muscle Milk Director of Racing, Ray Conway in a team press release. “He has been going really fast at all our pre-season test sessions. We all know how hard Trey will work to get back as soon as he can, and the whole team can’t wait for his return.”
Canard is no stranger to broken bones and injury set-backs. The Honda rider was forced out of the final rounds of the 2011 Supercross championship (his rookie premier-class campaign) after breaking his femur in practice for motocross. He recovered in time to return to the outdoor Nationals mid-way through the 2011 season at Millville where he scored a 5-3 result but then in the following round at Washougal Canard hit hard coming down horsepower hill, breaking his femur once again.
Eager to get back into competition, Canard was training for his return in the 2012 Supercross championship when a crash about a month from the opening round saw the Oklahoma native break his collarbone. Canard was back in competition by Round 2 of the 2012 series in Phoenix, where he finished seventh, but in the following round things went from bad to worse. While battling in Los Angeles, Ryan Morais came off a jump and landed on top of Canard, leaving both riders unconscious on the ground. After examination it was found Canard had suffered a broken back, though luckily he retained 100% feeling in his legs later underwent surgery to stabilize the injured area.
Canard remained out until the start of the 2013 Supercross season, where he rode without serious injury to finish in sixth overall. He then mounted a successful Motocross campaign where he finished in fourth overall.