Jimmy Decotis has released an update on his condition following a crash in the early portion of the 250 Main Event at the 2018 Daytona Supercross. In a post on Instagram, the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider stated that he crashed in the long, fast lane just before the finish line, which fractured the L2 and L3 vertebra in his back (lumbar, lower back) and a few ribs. He was taken to a nearby hospital for a full evaluation, and luckily, there was no damage to the spinal cord.
Decotis is slated to ride the full season, indoors and outdoors, with the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team in the 250 class. His best finish of the year, a third place, came at the 2018 Arlington Supercross.
Not the way I wanted to end my night. I Had a big crash before the finish line. I’m thankful to be walking. Couple fractures in the L2 and L3 and some broken ribs. Back injuries are scary so I feel I’m truly blessed with the outcome. Thank you so much @ichorsportsmedicine, Doc Bodner and everyone at the medical unit. You guys are the true heroes of this sport and it’s so awesome to see a friendly face when you are laid up on the ground. I’m extremely bummed right now, I love racing my dirt bike and these next few weeks will be tough. I’m going to see a specialist on Tuesday when I arrive back in Charlotte. I will update everyone on my return as I learn more…thank you @jamieroutley93 and my whole fam for being there for me and the whole @jgrmx team and sponsors. The Rippa will be back don’t you worry…. #swagonfleek