Gibson to Miss the Rest of the Supercross Season

Subway Coca-Cola Honda rider sidelined for the next two to three months with a neck injury

Murrieta, Calif. (February 18, 2005) — Westerville, Ohio racer, Jeff Gibson, sustained a fracture of the C6 vertebra in his neck during Saturday practice at the RCA dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The fracture is a clean break and will not require surgery.  However, the injury will sideline Gibson for two to three months. He is expected to make a complete recovery.

“I can’t believe my supercross season has come to such a quick end.  I felt really good this year on the 450 Honda; I really like that bike.  I was looking forward to coming back East and taking advantage of the four-stroke power in the bigger football stadiums, said Gibson. “I’m disappointed for the team as much as for myself.  I know we could have finished top ten overall this season.  But, I love racing the 450 outdoors, so I’ll just have to focus on putting my Subway Coca-Cola Honda in the top ten this summer.

Gibson will remain under the care of his physician in Columbus, Ohio until he is fully recovered and released to begin racing. 

Jeff Gibson is sponsored by Subway, Coca-Cola, Honda, DGY, Answer, Scott, Gaerne, KBC, Michelin, Pro Circuit, MB1, Ogio and Pro Honda Oils. 

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