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Chad Reed @CRtwotwo
"Well I spent the day in the hospital yesterday here's the damage.. 2 broken ribs, broken spinous T6. Torn ACL and fractured tib fib.."
Could this be a career-ending injury for Reed or an injury where the already accomplished racer says it's time to say I have done it all and it's time to just be a team owner and hang up his racing gear?
It is unknown if he will have surgery yet - although he probably will down the road to repair the ACL.
Official Media Release
Carlsbad, California - In a devastating blow for TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed, injuries sustained at last weekend's Dallas round of the AMA Supercross, have forced him to retire from the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Reed suffered a horrific crash while challenging for the race lead on Lap 7 and was unable to finish the race.
Initial scans have revealed the Australian has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, broken his tibia and fibula, sustained two broken ribs and has a broken T6 vertebrae.
At this point in time doctors are waiting for the swelling on his knee to subside before they conduct surgery.
"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.
"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.
"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.