Cycle News has learned that reigning SCORE Baja 500 Champion and Dust To Glory documentary co-star Mike “Mouse” McCoy was seriously injured during an ATV film shoot near Vancouver, Canada, on August 22.
The 36-year-old McCoy crashed while riding the ATV and suffered a compound fracture of his left tibia and fibula. McCoy was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital where he underwent four hours of surgery. Doctors placed 12 screws and two plates into McCoy’s leg.
The injury means that McCoy could miss the SCORE Baja 1000 scheduled for mid-November.
“It’s a bummer because I had a real big-money sponsor lined up who was going to help pay for the additional riders and crew that I would need,” McCoy said. “I’m also bummed that I’m going to miss the Nashville [Tennessee] and Reno [Nevada] rounds of the AMA Supermoto Championship. I was supposed to be riding in the 250cc class for the Troy Lee Designs Honda team.”
McCoy said that there is a slight chance he could be healed in time to compete in the Baja 1000, though he isn’t rushing to any decision to do so.
“We’re just going to have to reevaluate the situation,” McCoy said. “But overall, I feel real fortunate. I crashed big-time, and I’m lucky to not be hurt worse than I am. The bright spot is that I will recover, and I’ll be back.