Hi! Log in or register to interact and collect addictivepoints!

Dirt Bike Rider - Chad Reed injured at San Diego supercross

Chad Reed injured at San Diego supercross

Chad Reed injured at San Diego supercross

On the last lap of the San Diego 450 supercross race Chad Reed came unstuck trying to pass Ken Roczen.

Reedy collided with K-Roc's rear tyre and crashed while attempting to make a pass for third – hitting the up face of the jump hard with Dungey almost rolling over the top of him. Reed was unable to finish the race and Roczen's concern for the former champ led him to go over to check on his wellbeing.

Chad Reed's wife Ellie asked Dirt Bike Rider's USA Editor Steve Cox on Twitter:

Reed was taken to hospital and the popular Aussie kept his fans updated via his Twitter account. Initially saying:

The medical exams didn't find anything broken but Reed, like all riders, knows his own body and clearly felt the need for further tests. In fact he appeared fairly unimpressed with the hospital and said on Twitter:

Later Saturday night after tests at another location he confirmed that there were more to his injuries than first thought and also showed one of the reasons why this veteran pilot is just so popular – he's one tough bloke:

Ellie posted on Instagram an image that contained the following message that really sums up the mind set of Team TwoTwo Motorsports: "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

And Ellie added: "3 broken bones. Scapula , collarbone & T1. @crtwotwo has a pain threshold that exceeds any normal rate but Who knows how the weekend will be. Racing at this level is tough on a healthy body. Unfortunately this is something he has experienced multiple times in his career. It's far from pretty and watching ur husband cry in pain is something I don't advise. But his heart would hurt worse by quitting. The kids and I will meet him in Dallas on Friday and we aim to stay in this fight. Our path is never the easy one but we will never give up. #22 #therapyweek #nevergiveup to me that's already winning."

No more news for now. Do you think Chad should rest up for a couple of weeks or is he right to try and get back out for the Dallas gate drop this weekend?

As Steve Cox said: "This is a really f*cking rough sport" and here at DBR we admire your strength, courage and determination Chad and Ellie. Get well soon Speedy Reedy.

Chad Reed injury updates

Update – Feb 11, 2014:

Ken Roczen's concern for a fallen competitor has already been touched upon but Reedy added this tweet recently.

Although Chad Reed's truck is already on route to Texas it's still doubtful that Reed will be able to ride. Not that we doubt Reed. Hell no. If anybody can keep the fight going after that kind of damage to the body, then it's this tough Aussie. But can anybody get on a bike and ride at the pace he'll need when the gate drops in Dallas after that off?

Update – Feb 12, 2014:

As is the norm in life there appears to be a split opinion on Chad Reed and his team/family's public sharing of what some would consider personal feelings. But we would like to focus on the positive.

Chad and Ellie's social posts have been inspiring dirt bike riders. Here's a tweet to Ellie from a Team CRtwotwo fan...

 

 

An official medical update is not available from the CRtwotwo Team but Chad posted two images to his Instagram account and it appears that he is staying positive.

Chad Reed said on Instagram: "Yep it still hurts! #4days." And posted the image below...

Chad Reed said on Instagram: "I wanna be strong like ironman #hurting #iwannaride #injuriesareharderthantraining." And posted the image below...

Update – Feb 13, 2014:

Ellie has confirmed that Chad will not be doing an autograph signing session during the weekend. He needs as much healing time as he can get.

Update – Feb 14, 2014:

Reedy added another post to Instagram during the night which shows his rig outside the AT&T Stadium, but didn't offer any more information about his medical condition. We'll keep updating the page so keep it bookmarked and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news notifications.

Chad: "Well hello Dallas"

Meanwhile Ellie posts this: "Made it to Dallas crazy Tate. Ready to give Daddy done love and I'm sure a pep talk"

Then a few hours later Chad posted this on Twitter.

 

 

Update – Feb 15, 2014:

Today was the day Chad Reed would do his best to get back to racing and he did try. But it wasn't to be and RacerX soon upset Ellie with a post the publication added to their own Instagram account.

RacerX said: "Bad news out of Dallas : @crtwotwo tried like hell in practice but the shoulder is jacked he's done for at least 6 weeks.....#motocross #supercross #promotocross ##SX #moto @supercrosslive #sxonfox #DallasSX @foxheadinc @shiftmx @cudby"

Ellie didn't waste any time in response.

 

Chad then added two of his own tweets for his loyal fans. Like Chad we'll have to wait on more tests to see where he stands for the weeks ahead.

Heal up quick Chad.

 

 

 

 

Follow Dirt Bike Rider on Twitter for supercross news updates

Video: Full Main Event 450 SX San Diego



By: Andrew HillPictures:

Published Date: 10 February 2014

Section: Latest News

Start a conversation! info


To interact and leave comments, please login or register on dirtZone.

back to top

MORE NEWS

Video: 40 smoking Monster Girls

Video: 40 smoking Monster Girls

Monday’s just got a whole new look thanks to the Monster Girls. Over 40 of their hottest Girls...

Video: MXoM 2014 - FIM Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations MXGP TV teaser

Video: MXoM 2014 - FIM Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations MXGP TV teaser

It's September! And that means it's MXoN month... To start the month off right, MXGP's marketing...

Villopoto: MXGPs or AMA...

Villopoto: MXGPs or AMA...

The never-ending saga over where (or if) multi AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ryan...

Crunch time for Covington in 2015

Crunch time for Covington in 2015

As the sole American in the FIM Motocross World Championship, teenage rookie Thomas Covington has...

Ferrandis and Frossard for Monster Cup?

Ferrandis and Frossard for Monster Cup?

The fourth edition of the ‘million dollar race’ at the Sam Boyd arena in Las Vegas could at...

Bike it Yamaha Cosworth: We had a two-year plan from 2014

Bike it Yamaha Cosworth: We had a two-year plan from 2014

2015 has been a dramatic year for Britain’s longest-running Grand Prix team. Bike it Yamaha...

Rattray back to Kawasaki

Rattray back to Kawasaki

The latest rumour in MXGP is that South African Tyla Rattray has returned to the fold of Kawasaki...

Newsletter Sign Up

All form fields are required.

Web Poll

Poll

Who do you fancy to win the 450 class in the upcoming AMA Supercross series?

  • Ryan Villopoto
  • Ryan Dungey
  • James Stewart
  • Bob Hannah
  • Someone else. But who?

20 Votes

Business Directory

Gala Tent

Gala Tent

Award-winning Event Marquee and Gazebo Manufacturers and Suppliers with in-house Printing Department.

0 comments

Judd Racing

Judd Racing

We are now proud to present our own range of performance Motorcross parts for a variety of bikes.

0 comments

H C Travel Ltd

H C Travel Ltd

H-C Travel offers the widest selection of motorcycle tours and rentals available worldwide.

0 comments

Eastwood Racing

Eastwood Racing

We stock the latest Honda range of off road bikes and genuine spares. We always have a selection of quality second hand motocross bikes that pass...

0 comments

Amped Clothing

Amped Clothing

Based on it’s two wheeled heritage, Amped Clothing is a UK based action sports brand that creates lifestyle clothing for the extreme minded...

0 comments

dirtZone


Subscriptions

DBR Competitions

WIN! Muc-Off cleaning package

WIN! Muc-Off cleaning package

There’s no denying that dirt biking can be a dirty business which makes us...

Featured Partners

DirtZone
For you to enjoy all the features of this website Dirt Bike Rider requires permission to use cookies.
Find Out More
  • What is a Cookie?

  • What is a Flash Cookie?

  • Can I opt out of receiving Cookies?

  • About our Cookies

  • Cookies are small data files which are sent to your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc) from a website you visit. They are stored on your electronic device.

  • This is a type of cookie which is collected by Adobe Flash media player (it is also called a Local Shared Object) - a piece of software you may already have on your electronic device to help you watch online videos and listen to podcasts.

  • Yes there are a number of options available, you can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only "trusted" sites to set them, or to only accept them from the site you are currently on.

    However, please note - if you block/delete all cookies, some features of our websites, such as remembering your login details, or the site branding for your local newspaper may not function as a result.

  • The types of cookies we, our ad network and technology partners use are listed below:

    • Community Cookies

      The community stores session cookies to allow you to sign in to the community.

    • Revenue Science

      A tool used by some of our advertisers to target adverts to you based on pages you have visited in the past. To opt out of this type of targeting you can visit the 'Your Online Choices' website by clicking here.

    • Google Ads

      Our sites contain advertising from Google; these use cookies to ensure you get adverts relevant to you. You can tailor the type of ads you receive by visiting here or to opt out of this type of targeting you can visit the 'Your Online Choices' website by clicking here.

    • Webtrends / Google Analytics

      This is used to help us identify unique visitors to our websites. This data is anonymous and we cannot use this to uniquely identify individuals and their usage of the sites.

    • Dart for Publishers

      This comes from our ad serving technology and is used to track how many times you have seen a particular ad on our sites, so that you don't just see one advert but an even spread. This information is not used by us for any other type of audience recording or monitoring.

    • ComScore

      ComScore monitor and externally verify our site traffic data for use within the advertising industry. Any data collected is anonymous statistical data and cannot be traced back to an individual.

    • Local Targeting

      Our Classified websites (Photos, Motors, Jobs and Property Today) use cookies to ensure you get the correct local newspaper branding and content when you visit them. These cookies store no personally identifiable information.

    • Subscriptions Online

      Our partner for Newspaper subscriptions online stores data from the forms you complete in these to increase the usability of the site and enhance user experience.

    • Add This

      Add This provides the social networking widget found in many of our pages. This widget gives you the tools to bookmark our websites, blog, share, tweet and email our content to a friend.

    • 3rd Party Cookies

      We use Advertising agencies to provide us with some of the advertising on our websites. These include (but are not limited to) Specific Media, The Rubicon Project, AdJug, AdConion, Context Web. Please click on the provider name to visit their opt-out page.