Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brian Moreau suffered a major crash during Saturday’s Free Practice session at the seventh round of the AMA Supercross Championship in Tampa, Florida.
Note: We will add further Brian Moreau injury updates at the bottom of this page as they become available.
The French rider was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a fractured vertebra in his neck. Moreau is in stable condition at this time as he awaits further information from doctors.
The Moreau family released an update on Sunday morning via social media stating: “Hit in the vertebrae, Brian had surgery last night at Tampa hospital. Surgery is good and Brian woke up. He is currently in intensive care but doctors will not be able to decide on his condition in several days…Brian is a very brave and strong boy and is aware of everything!”
TLD/KTM Team Owner, Troy Lee: “Brian is a very tough kid and we know he will tackle this injury and do whatever he can to make a full recovery. Everyone at Troy Lee Designs and KTM are fully supporting his recovery every step of the way. I want to also thank both Marvin and Mathilde Musquin for all the support they have given Brian from the very first day he showed up in California. Mathilde has been at the hospital with Brian since his crash and has been amazing to work with during this difficult time.”
KTM North America, Inc., along with the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teams are sending positive thoughts to Brian and the Moreau family at this time.
Update February 19, 19:25 GMT:
Brian Moreau’s father wrote a letter which was first published on LeBigUSA’s website. You can read the Google Translation below…
“Thank you for all the attention you have for Brian … For the news first, I must say that Mathilde Musquin is great in this race. She manages the situation in an incredible way. He’s a guardian angel for Brian. Marvin of course is also concerned about Brian. He came to see him and supports him. Their support for Troy Lee Designs, KTM and RedBull is also flawless. Tyler the manager is also continuously at his bedside. Brian’s mom arrived in Tampa on Monday evening with her little sister. Brian is therefore surrounded by everyone.
“As far as the hospital is concerned, the staff have been very responsive since Saturday since it had not yet happened that several doctors were waiting for Brian. They were already aware of his condition. They made it a priority by freeing up, for example, the scanner room, etc. so Brian can get to the block as quickly as possible. Regarding his injury he still does not move his legs but today he has found some small sensations in his back compared to yesterday. It gives us a heart full of hope. We are all with him and we believe in him. Good evening and thank you again for Brian.”
Update February 20, 20:14 GMT:
Via MotocrossMag, Brian’s manager Gerard Vallat offered a further injury update today:
“When he [Brian] arrived in the operating room, he moved his upper body but had no feeling in his legs. The spinal cord was compressed but not cut. It is now necessary to wait until the blood discharge has disappeared and the pressure on the spinal cord decreases. This can take around 10 days. Now we have to wait to know the possible developments.”
Update February 22, 09:40 GMT:
Road2Recovery has opened a support page for Brian Moreau with a goal to raise $200,000 for the young Frenchman.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider received surgery on February 15 to repair a fractured vertebra in his neck and he is in stable condition.
With Brian’s long stay in ICU, the donation page reveals that medical costs are expected to be high even after taking into account his insurance cover.
Moreau’s cause page requests that you leave positive messages for him and if possible make a donation – you can find the page here.