Former world champion out of Czech GP due to injuries sustained at X Games
REPSOL HONDA'S Nicky Hayden will miss this weekend’s Czech Grand Prix due to a foot injury sustained during a Supermoto event at the X Games in Los Angeles on August 1. The 2006 MotoGP World Champion injured his right foot when he landed heavily from a jump.
Following the incident Hayden visited eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Arthur Ting and sought the opinion of other specialists who finally advised (yesterday afternoon, US time) that he should rest the injury to avoid further complications and return at the San Marino GP at the end of the month. The damage is to the calcaneus, or heel area, of the foot.
“The injury is to a weight-bearing part of the foot and the doctors say that using too much pressure on the ‘pegs could very easily give me some big problems,” says Hayden who was riding a Honda CRF450 Supermoto bike and didn’t crash in the incident.
“I went to Dr Ting and got the opinion of other specialists. I’ve done a lot with Ting, he knows the sport very well and he feels it would be quite risky to ride. He and the other specialists say that if I rode this week I might have to fight the injury for the rest of the year.
“As hard a decision as it is and as bad as I feel about it, I think I’m better off staying home doing rehab and physio, then come back fit at Misano and try to finish the season strong. There’s been a lot of guys this year trying to ride less than a hundred per cent and actually making their problems worse.
“I certainly feel bad about it for my team and I apologise. I had the permission of HRC to do the Supermoto thing. I just wanted to do some riding during the break, have some fun and I thought that maybe it’d give me a little spark for the rest of the season, but it backfired on me."
What the team here at Visordown want to know is, with Hayden riding poorly and being beaten by Dovizioso - who's on a non-factory bike - has Hayden been told he's 'having an injury' in order for Honda to tryout a Hayden-replacement at the Brno round?
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 16:47
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 16:51
FatBoyTim wrote (see)
bet thats gone down well with HRC, suprised to hear he's hurt himself without actually falling off, must be a first
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 17:07
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 17:13
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 17:25
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 17:27
^^^ quite correct wavey, does it happen often then
oh yes, i broke my wrist without crashing,just landing akwardly off a big jump,dislocated and compound fractured my big toe,broke my left ankle when it got trapped in someone else's bike....all without crashing.
when i broke my wrist i finished the race,didn't start hurting till afterwards. mr.adrenalin is your friend
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 18:21
Haydon is a good lad, it's a pity he goes on so much about god but I suppose everyone has their faults.
I don't like to hear of anyone being hurt, even Padrosa or Casey moaner.
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 18:25
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 19:40
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 19:47
Hayden is going to Ducati in 09 is nt he?
Probably a gamble for Hayden as like Marco he may not get to grips with the bike but good business sense for Ducati in the US.
Malandri back up the order when he gets back on a satelite Honda
Posted: 12/08/2008 at 21:10
Gravystorm wrote (see)
I bet Honda are pissed with that and will probably ban any future rider from taking part in any non-Moto GP events. Giving Hayden permission to enter the X-Games is a clear sign he is being shown the door by the end of the year......
Posted: 13/08/2008 at 19:10
Posted: 16/08/2008 at 03:48
He'd excell if they removed traction control.
Very nice bloke.
Posted: 17/08/2008 at 14:28
biscuitmad wrote (see)
Hayden is going to Ducati in 09 is nt he?Probably a gamble for Hayden as like Marco he may not get to grips with the bike but good business sense for Ducati in the US.Malandri back up the order when he gets back on a satelite Honda
Posted: 17/08/2008 at 21:51
Ducati Pete wrote (see)
Posted: 19/08/2008 at 00:00
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