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Supercross rider broke jaw in Dodger Stadium crash

January 22, 2012 |  2:47 pm

Supercross rider Ryan Morais of Murrieta broke his jaw in a crash during Saturday night’s race at Dodger Stadium, his team manager said Sunday.

Another rider, Trey Canard of Shawnee, Okla., also was injured in the crash but his condition could not be immediately learned.

Both were taken to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center after track medical personnel treated them for about 20 minutes, forcing the race to be halted.

Morais, 28, was briefly knocked unconscious in the spill that occurred on the first lap of the 20-lap main event of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, said Doug Schopinsky, manager of Morais’ Star Valli Yamaha team.

Morais’ jaw was wired shut and will remain that way for eight weeks, Schopinsky said, adding that Morais’ wife and parents were with him at the hospital.

Two-time series champion Chad Reed won the race in front of a crowd of 35,741, his first victory of the season.


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