Covington Torn ACL

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10/3/2017 5:12 AM

From his Instagram

thomasc64Some bad news this morning guys. I've just left the doctor and found out I tore my ACL in the qualification race Saturday in England. I had quite a bit of pain Sunday but didn't want to accept it. Only wanted to focus on getting USA to the podium. I'll be having surgery tomorrow morning and starting recovery as soon as possible to be ready for the 2018 season!

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10/3/2017 5:15 AM

Hope they pick him again next year. He'll be due some better luck.

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10/3/2017 5:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/3/2017 5:18 AM

So there we go.... The line should now be forming to apologize to to Thomas. Too many people here (and elsewhere) passing judgement without (any of) the facts.

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10/3/2017 5:17 AM

Gas7 wrote:

Hope they pick him again next year. He'll be due some better luck.

He's already signed

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10/3/2017 5:50 AM

Gas7 wrote:

Hope they pick him again next year. He'll be due some better luck.

DonM wrote:

He's already signed

Not?

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Not much to say to Vitards.

10/3/2017 7:15 AM

Dude is badass. Racing in the mud with a torn acl sick

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10/3/2017 7:26 AM

colintrax wrote:

Dude is badass. Racing in the mud with a torn acl sick

... and catching a top 5-7 starting Seely from basically dead last before the shock broke. Impressive!

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10/3/2017 7:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/3/2017 7:33 AM

colintrax wrote:

Dude is badass. Racing in the mud with a torn acl sick

St Ann More wrote:

... and catching a top 5-7 starting Seely from basically dead last before the shock broke. Impressive!

This changes everything.

Covington should be extremely proud! That track was probably the worst case scenario for him and he put a 2 second faster lap time in the 3rd moto compared to Seely.

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10/3/2017 7:35 AM

I wonder how many butt-hurt Team-USA fans are going to actually apologise for their disgusting attitude towards the riders? Racing in the mud on a new bike with a torn ACL is fucking hardcore. Seely had TWO broken shocks. All three of them should be proud of how they performed. Shame on all the spoilt brats who threw mud at their countries riders.

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10/3/2017 7:39 AM

ProbablyDave wrote:

I wonder how many butt-hurt Team-USA fans are going to actually apologise for their disgusting attitude towards the riders? Racing in the mud on a new bike with a torn ACL is fucking hardcore. Seely had TWO broken shocks. All three of them should be proud of how they performed. Shame on all the spoilt brats who threw mud at their countries riders.

"Threw mud".....tons of mud there to throw for sure!

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10/3/2017 7:45 AM

ProbablyDave wrote:

I wonder how many butt-hurt Team-USA fans are going to actually apologise for their disgusting attitude towards the riders? Racing in the mud on a new bike with a torn ACL is fucking hardcore. Seely had TWO broken shocks. All three of them should be proud of how they performed. Shame on all the spoilt brats who threw mud at their countries riders.

I really don't care about those "fans" the majority are very proud of these three for stepping up when others wouldn't.
The improvements that Thomas made this year were amazing...from a rider that most Euros counted out last year for not being able to produce at any Euro GP's to being a contender every weekend regardless of the location this year...probably most improved in MX2...The last corner pass on Seewer in Sweden was the best MX2 race of the year and only topped by Tony's MXGP ride in Italy...
Thomas will be a contender for the title next year.

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10/3/2017 7:48 AM

Hope all you dumbasses that bashed him for his results feel great now.

Even without an injury it was respectable for him to line up and give it his all. Coming from basically last to 17th with a torn ACL against the best in the world in the last moto of the weekend on the toughest track is pretty impressive

Hope he didn't read any of his fellow americans comments SMH

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10/3/2017 8:06 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

Hope all you dumbasses that bashed him for his results feel great now.

Even without an injury it was respectable for him to line up and give it his all. Coming from basically last to 17th with a torn ACL against the best in the world in the last moto of the weekend on the toughest track is pretty impressive

Hope he didn't read any of his fellow americans comments SMH

... and he went down a couple times. Imagine trying to pick that bike up with an injury in that mud.

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10/3/2017 8:09 AM

That really sucks, hopefully he has a full recovery and resume where he left off.

This also makes a great case for why some riders do not want to do this race.

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10/3/2017 8:16 AM

injuries like this makes me question my injury.

i tore my pcl and a bit of my calf wth some meniscus damage playign softball. mind u im a heavier guy and was running super fast so maybe there was more enertia in it but fuck.... it took me 2 months to be able to put weight on it. the fist 2 weeks i felt pain ive never felt before and the swelling was unreal...... how the fuck did this guy ride?!?!?!?!?!?!

i hear athletes tear ligaments and sometimes dont notice....howww the foooooooooook. i didnt even want to get up to use the washroom lmao

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10/3/2017 8:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/3/2017 8:34 AM

Credit to him- bet that was hard and lesser riders would have sat out of it but he still fought on.

Superb effort, loyality and determination(despite injury) to the cause of representing his country at top level in
this prestigious event.

Seems like a proper fighter (and would bet he may win MX2 World Champonship next year)... Go Thomas!!

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

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10/3/2017 8:45 AM

That's Jeff Ward respect level worthy right there!

I'll be paying attention to MX2 next year and pulling for him!

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10/3/2017 8:49 AM

Thomas is a badass , plain and simple !

Like you guys said above , I don't get the bashing either. And going down in the mud , tearing your ACL , and still reeling in the dudes he did.....Sheeeesh! If that isn't badass , I don't know what is.

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10/3/2017 8:59 AM

That's a bummer but what a stud for overcoming that just to race Sunday.

I am very excited about him and the choice he made to race gp's instead. It's kinda cool plus helps us identify with someone in that series to follow along with it and enjoy. He had a nice season and his projectory is rising.

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10/3/2017 9:03 AM

PRM31 wrote:

That's Jeff Ward respect level worthy right there!

I'll be paying attention to MX2 next year and pulling for him!

Yea me too...when he was winning some of the races he did in MX2 this year, to me he looked the quickest of all- even over Jonass and Seewer, although at times there was some inconsistency which seriously cost him- Jonass was so consistent.

Defo a bad ass and will probably get faster still- I reckon he may win the World MX2 title next year from what he did on his best days this year.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

10/3/2017 9:14 AM

Not defending the people bashing him, did people know he had a injury?

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10/3/2017 9:14 AM

Gas7 wrote:

Hope they pick him again next year. He'll be due some better luck.

DonM wrote:

He's already signed

Sorry, meant I hope he's picked for team USA next year. What dedication to ride with that injury!

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10/3/2017 9:24 AM

Well, that puts a capper on a miserable day of racing for Team USA. Too bad boys, get 'em next year.

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10/3/2017 10:07 AM

Covington is a badass , to race in those conditions with a torn ACL ...

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10/3/2017 10:12 AM

Gutted for team USA, ACL surgery & rehab suck big time. ...biggest disappointment for me is Team Honda....2 dnf"s ? From the maker of some of the best built & reliable bikes ever....whoever is in charge of Hondas program should think about moving over to the mini van division, maybe work on a new cup holder design....I know Showa...kyb... Whoever Makes shock, but.......Its on a Honda.....

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10/3/2017 10:22 AM

Definetly proof each race can affect future races!

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10/3/2017 10:26 AM

Thomas is a bad ass all the way around and I feel for him having to tough that one out.

I also see an illustration of why a guy like Tomac took a pass on the weekend, its always a risk and I appreciate the guys who did take the risk to go represent the USA.

People get far to wound up about this race and who participates and what position they finish. Take a chill pill every now and then.

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10/3/2017 11:21 AM

The fim and monster need to make the mxdn have a big payout. Then at least maybe the huge risk involved will make somewhat financial sense. Riding with a torn acl no wonder. He looked way off compared to his good days this year. Talk about painful. I'd rather break both lower leg bones again and have an external fixator than tear another acl. Super painful

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10/3/2017 7:05 PM

Props to Thomas for stepping up. I was kind of shaking my head at his performance. I'm glad to see he just didn't suck. Sad to see this race could affect his career. That is a real sacrifice to represent America

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10/3/2017 8:10 PM

After his performance I was thinking he was a bad choice but this changes things. Hopefully he'll have a good season next year and get picked again so he can redeem himself.

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