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Chad Reed Out for Six Weeks

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Chad Reed got the dirty end of the stick in a run-in with James Stewart last weekend. The two rivals were battling through the pack after a poor start in the Phoenix main event, collided and became entangled on the ground. A long pushing-shoving-whining-near-penalty story made short, Reed suffered a broken hand and dropped out of the race while Stewart labored on. Though down in the points, Stewart still has every opportunity to rebound and repeat as Supercross champion, but the same can’t be said for Reed.
Chad Reed and James Stewart came together during the race sending both to the dirt.
James Stewart and Chad Reed collided last weekend. The result? Stewart finished the race, but Reedy was forced to DNF with a broken hand.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider had his left hand operated on, but the team reports that he is expected to miss at least six weeks. That would put the reigning AMA Motocross champion back on the track in time for the Ontario round.

“This will be the first time Chad has ever missed a Supercross,” said Reed’s team manager, Mike Fisher. “I know Chad wants to be racing. His surgery went really well and will start his rehabilitation as soon as he can. We want him to be 100 percent when he returns so he can put his Monster Energy Kawasaki on the podium.”

Reed fans will have to wait, but if you bleed green then his teammate, Ryan Villopoto, will be carrying the Kawasaki factory banner starting this weekend at Anaheim 2. Though bad news for Reedy, this opens the door for others to move up in the standings at the end of the year.

AMA Supercross Rider Bios
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Jake Weimer was one of the more underrated 250 riders before nailing down the West Coast SX Championship in 2010. For 2012, he'll aim to recover from a difficult season plagued by injury.
Kyle Regal Bio
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jimmy dequito -am moto  December 29, 2010 06:46 PM
hai chad!!!!!
eric -bubba  March 31, 2010 10:59 AM
i think james stuart is an idiot and causes way to many crashes and is a baby who way to easily gets himself hurt becuase he cannot wait to pass people
Will -Lame  March 6, 2010 06:05 PM
Most of your comments are lame and you's hold no credibility If you's did then you would be out on the track with them so the fact of the matter is that you are not and you watch too much of the sport on TV and dont do enough racing yourselvs (or simply aren't good enough).

Cutting to the chase, both of these lads are MASTERS at their craft but with the intense pressure these guys endure in a main events both mentaly and physicaly riders bang bars (it happens, allways has guys).

So stop rewinding parts of the race 20 times to see if you can make out that one of the riders made eyecontact and did something deliberate, stop calling them PUNKS as if you know them personally from watching them on TV and stop playing the blame game (it takes two to tango and they both started this together), it makes most of you sound like a bunch of losers. These riders wouldn't bitch about you. LOSERS
Landra -More than ONE rider on the track!!!!!!!!  January 31, 2010 05:04 PM
Whether you like Chad Reed or not..... anyone that knows anything about today's racing....should know that the wreck that occurred in Phoenix is due to the fact that Stewart cannot stand getting passed by anyone .... especially the # 22. I have watched that block pass time and time again in every single race that I have ever seen and without exception....the rider that is up high in the corner has to yield to some extent to the rider that got inside of him or else there WILL be an impact of some kind. The extent of the impact also is determined by the rider coming down out of the corner. Just how much that rider wants to wreck into the other guy is the question. Nine times out of ten... the rider up high will always yield somewhat...giving the guy that got inside the line thus BOTH riders .... guess what ...are still upright and racing. They BOTH still have a chance at winning the race and passing each other given another lap.Stewart has proven time and time again that he does not respect his fellow competitors on the track. It seems that he thinks that if he is going to get passed at all..... he just risks taking himself out and them too. It just doesn't matter to him who gets hurt... him or them??? maybe both. The problem is he definitely has NO RESPECT for any other rider out there. It's a shame because without those other 19 gates being filled with riders that have put in just as many hours and dedication through the years..... he wouldn't even have a sport to compete in. Yes, some are more gifted than others.... But I am so tired of hearing the phrase.."the fastest man on the planet"..... any one of those guys out there riding factory plus programs can go crazy fast out of their minds.... It's the speed, the technical finesse, the smarts, the courage to respect everyone else in your sport that makes a TRUE CHAMPION. You have to first finish the race before you start thinking about what place you're gonna finish. Motocross is such a special and incredible sport. Let's keep it that way.... and by the way ... it was disgusting that the cameras were more interested in Stewart (that's one guy out of the 20 on the track)... than covering the "RACE". It was in poor judgment of the network to spend so much time on his first crash (which was also self-inflicted)... than to actually cover the race footage.
CC -Chad Reed Disgraces his sponsors!  January 29, 2010 09:33 PM
Chad Reed is a cry baby. Chad Reed even admitted at the last race of 2009 season that the only way he had a chance to win the championship was to clean out James Stewart. What does that say to your sponsors? I don't think that the way Chad races is the way to go.
Jimmy -oldschool sx  January 23, 2010 07:19 AM
Not to much talked about what put JS in the spot to begain with.
He's not the only one on the track. But he thinks so(tipical for guy's with free money) If you look at the Jump wreak close he did it to himself. If you look at someome with the "Dog Stair" where is the bike going to go.... where your are looking. Look close at the corner wreak and you will see Stewart holding on to Reed. Looked like a football player to me. Hoping the ref is not looking. I hope Dungey puts the wood to his ass. But if so, Stewart will start taking him out too.
Buy the way Stewart... thanks making the rest of us miss most of the race to watch you play. I am OK, OH no it hurts, I am OK, maybe not... Just spike the football already. And go kick your dog...
Or maybe you could push some 5yr old kid into the mud when you walk by him.
Hope A2's mud puts you in the back again. Sure we will have to watch you come up from 15th again. Hope we get to see more then just you on TV tonight.

paula -jcmom  January 22, 2010 12:04 PM
when did this air? i have a timer set on my dvr and for some reason, it didn't record this, i'm PO'D that i missed it. luv for bubba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim B -Awesome Bill  January 21, 2010 01:28 AM
Thanks for the link. The quality of that video is horrible, but it shows the end. There isn't enough of the video leading up to the crash for me to judge whose fault it was. I obviously dislike Reed, but the helmet "shove" was nothing. He was just trying to get Stewart off of him. A real shove out of anger and frustration would have been a lot rougher.

I think Stewart has a lot of attitude. He thinks he's something special, which he is, but people are more willing to cheer for the humble greats. He should be fined by Yamaha and AMA if he pushed Reed's bike off of it's stand in the pits. I can't say I wouldn't have done the same thing out of anger, but it's a professional sport and you can't act that way without punishment.
Darrin -JS is a wimp  January 20, 2010 06:33 PM
Stewart shoved Reedy's bike off the stand...STEWART shoved a $80 thousand dollar bike off it's stand AFTER the race because of a wreck during the race...Kind of like landing you bike on someone after a double jump...That's racing you moron! To quote Vegas' tourism board, "What happens on the track, stays on the track." Don't ride like you're the only punk on the track and don't forget to protect your lines Bubba!
RD -Nice pass Reed!  January 20, 2010 02:22 PM
Wow! I can believe you could see anything different. Reed clearly did a poorly attempted pass that looked very bad.(crashing Stewart) Looks like the only way Reed can win is to take down other riders.
Chris D -Grow up Bubba!  January 20, 2010 02:17 PM
If you've REALLY been involved in MX racing you'd know that the "block" is a normal part of MX racing, much like punching is to boxing. Chad picked a better line and a crash happened. Sadly Chad got an injury and luckily Stewart did not. As far as shoving the head...Get off my hand! THAT HURTS! Duh! It's what happened in the pits afterwards that REALLY shows the man, or lack thereof, that is Stewart! Bubba goes to Reedy's truck and shoves his bike off the stand and tips over his mechanics tool box! YEAH! THAT'S REAL MATURE! Why did they want to fine Reed over this stuff and NOT Stewart? Besides the officials have determined that Reed did no wrong in this!
ParkedR6 -Rediculous  January 20, 2010 12:59 PM
The drama from that was so stupid and all James by the way. The crash was a no fault, they hit each other, it happens. But think about it: if your CR, reeling in agony cuz your hand just broke, and your rival is laying on you, wouldn't you shove him off you too so you could get to a medic? Then James goes and knocks a downed riders bike down in a little girl fit? What a bitch. I don't care if he's the fastest. He needs to grow up. The dummest party in all this has to be the AMA though for fining Reed at Yamaha request but doing nothing about James' actions. Definitely some JS brown nosing going on there.
Awesome Bill -Stewart-Reed footage  January 20, 2010 12:57 PM
Tim B - Here's a link to Chad shoving Stewart. I wish I could find some footage of Stewart shoving the bike over.

SG -Jay Tull, come on now  January 20, 2010 11:31 AM
"When you turn down that shallow in the corner, you better be sure there isnt anyone close behind you." What?????????????

Since when should a rider on the same lap as someone "close behind" them suppose to (or expected to) know that? It's a race. Why would the leader of the two move their line to a slower way around a corner because someone is "behind" them? If the rider was beside them, different story, but not what you said.

Even so, if block passing (IMHO, an ugly part of modern day MX, especially SX)is pretty much accepted, why not pass blocking? Who's to say which is worse? Begs the question, Where do you define the "line" between racing hard, but fair vs racing to beat the "other guy" at all costs? Very tough call usually loaded with emotion.
Rob -If Dungey can keep getting hole shots.....  January 20, 2010 11:13 AM
we will just have to wait and see who Stewart can injure next. At least we know CR and JG are safe for the next few races. LOL
Barry -No Rookie  January 20, 2010 09:45 AM
Been involved with MX racing for 25 yrs and know an obvious "take-out" when I see one.If Reed is so fast why did he hang behind the #1 bike so long, remember Stewart is riding 75% just to get some points.1 sec before they crash he raises his head and aims right at Stewart.Broken hand,no compassion at all for this punk of a rider.Sponsor should consider dropping him.
Nathan -Good riddance  January 20, 2010 07:44 AM
Couldn't have happened to a bigger PUNK. Jay: Reed is the fastest man on the track? HAHAHA What a joke, now he's lucky if he's third fastest.
Islander -Reed  January 20, 2010 04:41 AM
Is 6 weeks how long it takes for a mangina to heal?
Jay Tull -Stewart is a whiner.  January 19, 2010 09:04 PM
I find it amazing that JS has the nerve to whine about CR. The accident between the two of them was his own fault. When you turn down that shallow in the corner, you better be sure there isnt anyone close behind you. This is typical of JS's MO. He has always and continues to ride like he is the only person on the track and has the nerve to whine when his careless move causes an accident. One only needs to look back to the incredibly stupid move he made at Unadilla a few years back when he landed on RC and got himself hurt. CR pushed his head to get him off the top of him so he could get up, not for the nefarious purposes he would have us believe. James has demonstrated that when he is on, he is the fastest man on the track. I have wondered how long it would take for him to learn that in order to finish first, he must first finish. The kid needs to find some maturity before he gets himself, and possibly others, seriously hurt.
Tim B -Awww  January 19, 2010 08:18 PM
Such a shame! My "favorite" rider Chad Reed is out of the championship. Now Mr. Second Place won't even finish on the podium at the end of the year.

Does anybody have a link to footage of this? Everytime I search I find Stewart and Partridge colliding, not Stewart and Reed.