We just received word that Team France’s Gautier Paulin suffered a fractured thumb when he wrecked in the final moto of the 2009 Motocross of Nations in Italy. He was carted off the track on a stretcher with complaints of severe back pain, so this news comes as somewhat of a relief. His team, Bud Racing, claims he will be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks.

Get well soon Gautier!