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Old 01-19-2013, 10:24 AM   #720
RedRocket
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Originally Posted by GotMojo? View Post
I only started following supercross over the last couple of years. I used to watch a little bit back in the day of Damon Bradshaw, Jeff Ward, and so on, but then took a long break from it until around 2010. My question is... why are these guys so injury prone, or has it always been that way. Back when I followed Bradshaw, Ward, etc I don't remember all these injuries, but maybe I just didn't pay as much attention (no internet coverage back then, just what I read in MXA magazine and saw occasionally on TV).

Are we just more aware of the injuries now than we were in the past, or have the tracks gotten tougher and the bikes faster, so the guys are just getting hurt when and if they go down. Its ashame that Bubba is already hurt 2 races in, and I won't be surprised if we see some of these other guys get hurt in the next few weeks. I'd love to see 5-6 guys battling it out every weekend, but if recent history repeats itself, we will be down to 1 or 2 by year end.
Everything is bigger, the horsepower , suspension travel, the jumps. I guess that adds up to bigger crashes.
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