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AMA-SX: Canard Breaks Leg in Practice

Title chase over for impressive rookie

AMA Supercross racer Trey Canard has suffered a season-ending injury after crashing while preparing for the motocross season.

The American Honda factory racer fractured his femur in a crash at Competitive Edge MX Park in Hesperia, Calif. The injury will keep him out of the final three rounds of the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship.

Canard currently sits fifth in the championship with three wins and was mathematically still in the hunt for the title in just his first full season in the 450 class. Canard’s season is now over however, and the focus now shifts to recovering in time for the AMA Motocross season.

“Trey suffered a non-displaced fracture to his femur when he crashed at a team test,” says Erik Kehoe, American Honda Racing team manager. “The good news is that the fracture is not as severe as it might have been. We are hopeful Trey’s return to racing will come soon. It’s very disappointing to see him get hurt, especially after the fantastic Supercross season he’s having. In his rookie season he’s won three Supercross races and was in the championship points chase with three rounds to go. He will miss the remaining Supercross rounds, so the team will focus on our preparations for the upcoming Motocross series where both Trey and Josh Grant will make their returns to racing.”

Trey Canard

The chase for the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship has been an exciting one, with Canard one of five racers still in the hunt after 14 of 17 rounds. Part of the excitement was due to the fact the main contenders have been relatively healthy all season until Canard’s injury.

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