February 20, 2012

"Bitterly disappointed": Chad Reed is out for the season

Photo by Steve Cox/Vital MX
This is definitely not good news:  as a result of his bad crash at Saturday night's supercross in Dallas, Chad Reed has announced he's too injured to continue with the series.  According to this press release, Reed suffers from a torn ACL, broken tibula and fibula, broken ribs and a broken T6 vertebrae.

Honestly, considering all of that damage, Reed is fortunate not to be even more injured, and I personally hope he makes a quick and full recovery.

What's most frustrating about this is that Reed was on a roll when it happened.  "Speedy" set the fastest lap in qualifying (pictured above), finished second in his heat, and was pressuring Ryan Villopoto for the lead in the main when it all went wrong.  Reed is not known for being a "crasher," although he has hit the dirt a few times this season.  Few can forget his spectacular get-off at Millville last year, a horrific crash that he was amazingly able to ride away from to finish the race.   In Dallas, it appears that luck ran out for Reed.

Get well soon, Chad.

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