Keeping injuries quiet

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1/13/2018 6:16 AM

Sorry to start another injury thread, but why in this sport are injuries kept so quiet or talked down? Why has it become a thing? I can't see the advantage offered to the competition by being honest about an injury.
It's not a question aimed at any one rider, just the general trend

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1/13/2018 6:28 AM

There is no significant gambling to warrant injury disclosures.

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1/13/2018 6:52 AM

If a fella got a concussion, and didn't want to be subject to scrutiny, they could downplay the injury to just a bruised shoulder or something.

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1/13/2018 6:55 AM

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1/13/2018 7:26 AM

I think it’s the mental game. Like the way cooper treated Kenny. If they know that a rider is weak or might crack, then more pressure will be applied. I understand fully why they do it. I think it’s a big strategic move. I don’t like not knowing, but I wouldn’t say anything about a weakness to my competition

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1/13/2018 7:34 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I think it’s the mental game. Like the way cooper treated Kenny. If they know that a rider is weak or might crack, then more pressure will be applied. I understand fully why they do it. I think it’s a big strategic move. I don’t like not knowing, but I wouldn’t say anything about a weakness to my competition

Well said sir..... and hase been going on since the 1st Moto days.

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1/13/2018 7:39 AM

gnarwhip wrote:

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In more ways than one. If there was a lot of betting going on like the NFL, there’d be better...more accurate reporting.

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1/13/2018 7:49 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I think it’s the mental game. Like the way cooper treated Kenny. If they know that a rider is weak or might crack, then more pressure will be applied. I understand fully why they do it. I think it’s a big strategic move. I don’t like not knowing, but I wouldn’t say anything about a weakness to my competition

I disagree.

What "more pressure" would be applied?

Personally, I think if guys knew the guy whooping their ass was doing it with an injury that it would be even more demoralizing.

I don't get the secrecy at all, it's lame and kinda bush league in my opinion.

Are people gonna be gunning for Tomac's shoulder this weekend?

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1/13/2018 7:56 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I think it’s the mental game. Like the way cooper treated Kenny. If they know that a rider is weak or might crack, then more pressure will be applied. I understand fully why they do it. I think it’s a big strategic move. I don’t like not knowing, but I wouldn’t say anything about a weakness to my competition

I don't think that has much to do with kennys injury. Personally I think it would provide an advantage to talk up an injury then come in stronger than your competition expects

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1/13/2018 8:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/13/2018 8:37 AM

Andy_Greenney wrote:

Sorry to start another injury thread, but why in this sport are injuries kept so quiet or talked down? Why has it become a thing? I can't see the advantage offered to the competition by being honest about an injury.
It's not a question aimed at any one rider, just the general trend

They don't wanna seem like pussies.

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1/13/2018 8:37 AM

I'd do the opposite. If I had a minor cold I'd get wheeled out in a hospital bed for opening ceremonies and tell the crowd the lab results haven't come back yet but I would find a way to gut it out and be lining up tonight.

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1/13/2018 8:39 AM

JohnnyD13 wrote:

I think it’s the mental game. Like the way cooper treated Kenny. If they know that a rider is weak or might crack, then more pressure will be applied. I understand fully why they do it. I think it’s a big strategic move. I don’t like not knowing, but I wouldn’t say anything about a weakness to my competition

LungButter wrote:

I disagree.

What "more pressure" would be applied?

Personally, I think if guys knew the guy whooping their ass was doing it with an injury that it would be even more demoralizing.

I don't get the secrecy at all, it's lame and kinda bush league in my opinion.

Are people gonna be gunning for Tomac's shoulder this weekend?

I doubt if tomac lines up 100%. Won't be a need to aim for anything.

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