Photography By: Andrea Wilson.
GEICO Honda’s Kevin Windham will miss the rest of the Supercross season after suffering a dislocated shoulder and other injuries in his crash Saturday night in the Houston Supercross.
“I’ve definitely got a dislocated shoulder so that ends my season right there,” Windham said. “I’ve had my wrist examined by two doctors; one said it was broken and the other one said it’s not. It’s very swollen and black and blue so it’s hard for them to tell. I’m going to see another specialist [Tuesday] and have an MRI done to see exactly what’s up. We just need get it fixed properly.
“I can’t move my left thumb at all and my hip hurts. I’m not really sure what’s going on with either of them at the moment. I’m basically hurting all over.”
The 34-year-old Windham crashed while battling with James Stewart in a heat race in Houston had two podium finishes during the season and was consistently in the top five in the championship.
“It’s disappointing,” Windham said. “I’ve been lucky at avoiding big get-offs like the one I had in Houston for the past several years. Staying healthy has been a big part of my career going this long. But even after this one, I’m not done. I’ll be back for sure.”
Windham had no plans of racing this summer’s outdoor AMA Motocross Series and no offers to do so – so he’ll concentrate on regaining his health and making another run in 2013.
“A big ‘thanks’ to all the fans who have Tweeted and left messages on Facebook wishing me well,” Windham said. “And to all my friends in the industry that have called or e-mailed. It really means a lot to me and my family. I’ll be at the New Orleans race and we’ll try to get out to Vegas for the finals. I want to stay involved and hang out with the fans as much as possible.”
Team co-owner Jeff Majkrzak says no plans have been made at this point to fill Windham’s seat at the last four races on the Supercross schedule.