Chad Reed is officially out of the 2012 Supercross Championship after sustaining numerous injuries in Dallas.
TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed
has officially withdrawn from the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross
series after suffering devastating injuries from his crash in Dallas. The 29-year-old’s initial scans have revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a broken tibia and fibula, two broken ribs and a broken T6 vertebrae.
The Aussie was in a major battle with Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto on Lap 7 when a small mistake cost him the championship.
“I was genuinely in a position to fight for race wins week in week out and expected to be going to Las Vegas for a shot at the title,” said Reed. “This is bitterly disappointing, I felt like I had everything in my corner this time. I’ve never felt more comfortable, from the bike and team to my riding.”
While Reed is hoping to be ready for the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which is set to begin May 19th, many have their doubts he’ll be ready given the extent of his injuries. Reed will be re-evaluated by doctors post surgery to see where he is at regarding future plans.
“To say I am hurting right now would be a major understatement,” Reed said. “I am just trying to figure out what hurts more, the injuries or the fact that I am going to be out for a while with knee surgery.”