GRICO Honda’s ace rider, Kevin Windham is out of the remaining matches of the 2012 AMA Supercross series. He incurred some serious injuries in his right hip, left wrist and thumb. He also dislocated his right shoulder. Following these injuries, he will have to undergo rapid medications and will miss the remaining series. Hopefully, he will recover well and make a great come back in the 2013 season.
Kevin Windham of team GEICO Honda will sit out in the remaining matches of the Supercross series after incurring severe injuries during the crash in the 13th round of the 2012 AMA Supercross series last Saturday at Reliant Stadium, Houston. While it is already visible that Ryan Villlopoto of team Kawasaki is going to lift the 2012 Supercross title for the second consecutive time, it’s disheartening that the fans will miss out another brilliant performance from a fine rider like Windham.
Kevin Windham started fighting the battle hard in the quest of qualifying for the main event. In his heat race, he and James Stewart got involved themselves in a pitched up battle. During that phase, Windham was riding at a high speed on his CRF450 bike. Due to such a high speed, he wasn’t able to control his bike properly when he landed at a bad portion of the track. He then crashed badly in the race track and got grounded immediately. The accident resulted in Windham incurring some severe injuries. He was then immediately rushed to the nearest medication center for initial medications and evaluations.
Initial examination showed that Windham has dislocated the bone of his right shoulder. He is also said to have caused some serious damage to the wrist and thumb of his left hand and has also badly injured his right hip. His wrist is very much swollen and has turned into black color. He can’t even move his left thumb and his hip hurts badly. He needs to undergo MRI scan soon to evaluate any further damages to his bone. With a dislocated shoulder, it’s now confirmed that he will be out of the remainder of the Supercross matches of this season. The crash ended his season right there at Houston with four matches still left in this season.
Windham, 34 years old, is the oldest title contender of this season and till now, his performance in this series has been superb. Prior to his accident, he was having a solid season with two podium appearances under his belt and was also amongst the top five riders throughout the year. The Supercross match at Atlanta marked Windham’s 200th Supercross race of his career joining Mike LaRocco who was previously the only rider to have passed this landmark. LaRocco is currently the team manager of team GEICO Honda and has been working closely with Windham. With Windham being out of the 2012 series, he will probably work hard to recover well and make a comeback in the 2013 season.