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Trey Canard Los Angeles Injury: Broken Back

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Trey Canard  #41  and Ryan Morais  #65  suffered a serious collision at Dodger Stadium that brought out a red flag.
Trey Canard (41) and Ryan Morais (65) crashed and caused a red flag in the Los Angeles main event.
Honda confirmed the injuries for Trey Canard are a broken back suffered Saturday night at the Los Angeles Supercross. Canard was landed on by Ryan Morais on the opening lap of the main event after he was forced to single his way through one of the big triple jumps. Canard’s Honda CRF450R picked up a tuff block cover which caused him to slow. Honda reports via Twitter that a MRI showed fractures, but “Canard has 100-percent feeling in his legs, & is awaiting the decision by his doctors as to whether or not his injury requires surgery.”

The injury is the fourth in a string of broken bones, starting with a broken femur in last year’s SX series, another busted femur in the 2011 outdoors and a broken collarbone during 2012 preseason SX testing. The Oklahoma native put in a solid comeback ride last week at Phoenix where he posted seventh.

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509MXFan   January 24, 2012 01:29 PM
It's not the first time someone picked up a tough block cover - I think it's a bit drastic to call them death traps. Maybe use a new (or perforated) material that shreds easier, to where the second a wheel turns on it, the cover disentegrates. No question, the hay bales need to stay, look at JS7's crash in practice - they do their job.
roadracerx   January 24, 2012 12:40 PM
I second Davey Moore's comments, there has to be a better way to provide visual cues to riders where the track is and is not. AMA Fix this! Speedy recovery to you Trey, we are all happy to see you out there racing.
daveymoore   January 23, 2012 09:25 PM
After watching the crash in last weekends supercross involving Trey Canard, get rid of those wrapped haybails lining the race course before someone is killed! The sponsorship advertisment can be and should be used somewhere else. With all the excitment, adrenaline, noise, and all the focus straight forward, a rider has no idea that they are dragging behind them a death weight when this entanglement occurs. What if we continue to repeat this practice and someone dies? Banners and stringers should never come into contact during a race! Best of recovery to Trey Canard. This could have been avoided. I hope we all learn from this and a change is done on how courses are set up or the material used covering the haybails.