Top four 2009 AMA-SX racers all injured

Andrew Short is the latest AMA Supercross racer to be bitten by the injury bug this season

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 09, 2010
Andrew Short is the latest AMA Supercross racer to be bitten by the injury bug this season.

The Honda Red Bull racer sustained a lower leg injury during the Feb. 6 AMA Supercross main event in San Diego, Calif. Short was examined over the weekend and is expected to be sidelined for approximately six weeks.

Short is the latest Supercross racer forced to miss races due to injury. Early favorites James Stewart of San Manuel Yamaha and Monster Energy Kawasakiís Chad Reed both suffered a broken hand during round two in Phoenix and are also expected to miss six weeks each. Joe Gibbs Yamaha racer Josh Grant injured himself in practice before the season opener in Anaheim, and later underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Injuries to last year's top riders, including Andrew Short, have opened the 2010 AMA Supercross Championship to a number of new contenders.

With these injuries, the top four finishers from the 2009 AMA Supercross season are all injured and are not expected back until the middle of March. Geico Powersports Honda racer Kevin Windham, number five in last seasonís final standings, is healthy and expected to race at round six in Anaheim.