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James Stewart on Missing Toronto Round

Friday, March 23, 2012
It really hurts me to say this, but after spending the last couple of days under the observation of doctors and my family, it looks like it would be best for me to sit out this weekend’s race in Toronto. The fall at Indy was big but aside from the obvious, it aggravated a couple old injuries and I’ll need time to fully recover from that.  

JGRMX Yamahas James Stewart remained optimistic after his poor performance at Anaheim where he had a bad start and crashed.
James Stewart will miss the upcoming round at Toronto, another 2012 contender out due to injury.
I know you haven’t heard a lot from me over the last few of days, but we’ve been working hard to see what I could and should do. I’ve tried to push through it to see where my limitations are. And unfortunately it looks like that I wouldn’t be able push myself at the pace needed to run with the guys out there. I’m sorry for that.  

So at this point, there's no real time line for my return. But we’ll be working at it again next week to reevaluate my abilities for the race in Houston.  

Trust me, this was a hard decision to make. And it really came down in the last few hours. After assessing myself again today, talking to my team, my sponsors and my family, it’s clear that I need to give myself the time to heal. So I just want to say thank you for supporting me. To my team, thanks guys and good luck this weekend to Davi; keep that podium streak alive! I’ll be back soon. To my sponsors, you guys are the best, I can’t say that enough. Thank you for the always sticking with me. And to my fans; man all you guys. I mean all you guys on Facebook with me, my Twitter followers, all you guys at the races or watching at home. Thank you for the love. You guys really are the greatest. I’m working so we can get back out there soon, win some more races and have a couple more dinners.            

Thank you all,
James Stewart #7 

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Brian426v   March 24, 2012 12:58 PM
SavageBikes   March 24, 2012 09:03 AM
James,Please Read,very important. When I was 19 Had same Injury in hand you have. Please dont ride! Why? Until it stops from giveing way. Hand curls for.just about five years.stopped it completely.Why five years. I stopped.rideing period. Worse decision I ever made. Even if you just ride for and hour or 10 minuites this is the only way to strengthen the bone cartelege around your.injury. I use to be you the fastest on the track. I'm 70 today I look 40 some say. I still ride every day.(video game MX Unleased.) Hope.you recover soon. Axe Savage,&my son Travis Savage Thank you for your Style on the track Faster is always safer. Ride Safe My Friend.