Former factory motocrosser Ryan Hughes, who now runs motocross schools in the Southern California area, was injured yesterday, February 12, while riding at Pala Raceway in Pala, California, suffering a broken back. He reportedly broke the T3 and T4 vertabrae and underwent surgery last night.

Word has it that the surgery went well and he is expected to make a full recovery.

This morning, Hughes posted on his Facebook page: "Ok everyone I just survived the scariest day of my life! I was paralyzed two times yesterday, at the track I was a quad no movement from neck down then feeling came back! Last night the swelling shut everything off from chest down, they rushed me into surgery and now my...extremities are all moving with feeling!! That was the scariest thing ever! Thank you for all your love out there - that was my last ride."

By Cycle News Staff

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