Updating a previous story, it appears that Team Honda Muscle Milk rider Trey Canard will indeed miss the start of the AMA Supercross season due to a broken collarbone.
Canard has been plagued by injuries all year, with two broken femurs that forced him to pull out of both the 2011 AMA Supercross and Motocross. He had just gotten back on the bike and was practicing for the upcoming competition when he went down hard and broke his collarbone.
There was some question about whether or not Canard would be ready in time for the season in mid-January, but his team has now confirmed that he will indeed miss at least the first race, and possibly more.
“He underwent surgery and his physicians estimate he will need a recovery time of four weeks at the minimum,” said team manager Erik Kehoe. “It’s very disappointing to see this happen to Trey, especially after all the hard work he’s put in to recuperate from injuries in 2011. He will miss the first few Supercross rounds, but our team will continue our preparations for the upcoming season with Trey’s teammate, Justin Brayton.”
Canard has faced some criticism for his inability to stay healthy thus far into his career, but has he shown that he can win races when he is on the track.