Christian Craig Will Miss at Least Two Races in California Due to a Back Injury
Christian Craig was the leading Supercross 250 West rider heading into the 2022 season. He won the first two rounds of the season to take the lead in the points standings. The injury came when he was only 19 years old and nearly cost him his career. He credits his family with his motivation, and he hopes to be back racing in 2022.
GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig
Christian Craig will miss at least two races in California after suffering a back injury this past weekend. Originally, the GEICO Honda rider was expected to be out of action in the GEICO Honda 250SX race in Minneapolis. However, the team decided to take a chance on him and sent him to Arlington instead.
The suspension came after Christian Craig was found to have trace amounts of a prohibited substance in his system. The punishment was originally set to end after the 11th round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, but the suspension was extended until December 31. Despite the suspension, Christian Craig should be back in action by the start of the 2020 Anaheim One Supercross event.
Christian Craig has been racing professionally since 2009 and will join the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team in 2021. He will be riding the Yamaha YZ250F, which is considered one of the most powerful bikes in the 250 class. Craig’s goal is to pilot the YZ250F to the 250 Supercross championship.
Star Yamaha’s Christian Craig
Christian Craig has a back injury. He suffered it while training in 2010 for professional SX racing. He had no feeling in his lower body, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. When he was released from the hospital, he was able to feel his legs. During recovery, Christian underwent a year-long rehabilitation program.
Christian Craig’s injury is not the only one that has sidelined him. The veteran star has had back problems before, including back pain. Despite this setback, he has recovered and is now aiming to continue his racing career in the 250SX West with Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Christian Craig
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will be without Christian Craig at the next two AMA Motocross Series events. The team already lost Jason Anderson, who was injured earlier this year. In addition, Zach Osborne is uncertain about his future. He has been sidelined with a back injury since February. He finished 12th in moto one at Thunder Valley, but was forced to pull out early.
Craig Anderson’s injury is another blow to his Supercross career. He was within reach of winning the championship last season, but the injury at the Salt Lake City event ended that. However, he is still an accomplished 250 Supercross racer.
Craig’s performance in the Texas moto
The first moto of the Texas motocross was a tough one for Craig. He qualified sixth and advanced to fifth before going down on Lap 5. However, the moto result is still impressive, as Craig climbed from sixth to third in the final five laps. This is the best result of his career and the best moto result on a 450.
Craig’s race in the Texas moto was a solid one despite the crash in the first turn. He had been leading for the first two laps, but then lost his lead to the race leader after he crashed. Luckily, he did not suffer serious injuries and ended up third. The race finish also improved his overall podium record, which now stands at 3-0. Craig now leads the standings by 23 points going into the next round, which is in Denver, Colorado.
Craig’s back injury
The back injury that caused Craig to miss work and attend physical therapy in the hospital was more serious than Craig realized. The doctor suspected a herniated disc at C4-5 and a mild bulge disc at C6-7. He referred Craig to a neurosurgeon for an MRI. The MRI revealed the injury was much worse than Craig had initially thought.
Christian Craig’s back injury nearly cost him his career. The racer broke his back in 2010 while training for professional SX. At the time of his accident, he did not have any feeling in his lower body, but he eventually regained feeling in his legs. The doctor put rods and screws in his spine and he had over a year of intense rehabilitation and recovery.