Ian Trettel Injury Update

Cycle News Staff | March 10, 2011

Ian Trettel, of the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team, remains in the hospital following his crash at the Daytona Supercross, March 5. According to Ian’s family, he is currently in a medically induced coma. The fall caused bleeding in his brain, which has been stabilized with medical and surgical interventions.

“Ian remains in critical condition, but he is now stable and we expect his condition to improve from this point forward,” report Ian’s family.”We have good reason to be hopeful that Ian will make a terrific recovery. However, it is too early to discuss his prognosis, so we will continue to remain cautiously optimistic. Ultimately, it will be Ian’s remarkably strong will, perseverance, dedication, and support from his family and friends that will pull him through the rehabilitation process.

“We thank all of you for your continued support and ask that you maintain optimism and hope. Like he has done so many times, Ian will bounce back from this and we shall all be by his side to fight with him.”

Trettel, from Lake Elsinore, California, crashed during practice. He was fifth in the East Lites Championship going into the Daytona round.