Supercross: Cooper Webb, Adam Cianciarulo injured in Arlington

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“Sometimes you ride the bull, sometimes you get the horns,” Cooper Webb said on Instagram after a vicious crash in Arlington, Texas.

Two of motorcycle racing’s biggest stars suffered heavy crashes in Round 8 of the Monster Energy Supercross season. Adam Cianciarulo is off the bike for the near future. Webb’s status was unknown as of Monday following the race.

Both riders suffered accidents in the same section of the track. Cianciarulo was pitched off his mount in the dragon’s back during practice and had the bike land on him. He suffered a broken left collarbone and could not start the first Mains.

Webb’s accident came in closing laps of the second Main.

Cianciarulo entered Arlington 27 points out of first with 10 rounds remaining. His injury dropped him to sixth in the standings and with no clear return date his championship bid is over.

Webb got off to a great start in Arlington – a track where he won in 2019. He finished second in the first Main and was riding fourth when he buried a wheel on the dragon’s back and then endoed off the bike.

Webb was catapulted off the track. He landed hard on the concrete on his back and had to be helped from the track by the Alpine Stars Medical staff.

The staff carried him to the ATV and he was immediately transported to a local hospital for x-rays and evaluation.

Amazingly, the x-rays were negative for broken bones.

“I got lucky with hematoma with deep bone bruising to my pelvis as well as my sacrum,” Webb posted on Instagram. “Extremely lucky and blessed to walk away with that. … Not quite done yet.”

But while he is ‘not done yet,’ it is unclear as of Monday whether he will ride in Atlanta this weekend.

Webb finished the night 2-17-20 in the three Triple Crown Mains for 12th overall. He is third in the standings by one point over Justin Barcia, but currently sits 26 points behind Eli Tomac and the lead. That is equal to one full race with nine rounds remaining.

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MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm

MotoGP Marc Marquez second surgery
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Defending MotoGP series champion Marc Marquez underwent a second surgery Monday after a titanium plate inserted in his fractured right arm sustained damage. The Repsol Honda Team said in a statement that it’ll be two days before the recovery period is determined.

Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.

The eight-time champion was cleared to race in the season’s second event Jerez. But Marquez decided to skip the July 26 race after experiencing discomfort while riding the No. 93 bike in a July 25 practice.

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He had planned to race in Sunday’s grand prix at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic in hopes of returning to defend his title. His status for Sunday apparently will be unclear until at least Wednesday.

In a statement Monday, the team said the titanium plate in Marquez’s right arm successfully was replaced after stress accumulation. Marquez will stay in the hospital for two days recovering.

Dr Xavier Mir, who performed the surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, said in the release that “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation.

“The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”