Early Report Of Bruised Tailbone For Justin Barcia Following 2019 Anaheim Two Supercross
Justin Barcia’s 2019 Anaheim Two Supercross came to a premature end five laps into 450 Moto Three when a crash on one of the long rhythm lanes left the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider on the ground. After a few moments with the Alpinestars Mobile Medical crew, Barcia was helped to his feet and taken off the track to the awaiting medical cart.
We checked with the team at the end of the night and learned that he was going to be evaluated for a possible bruised tailbone, which they confirmed in a press release on Sunday morning.
The team’s statement said, “It was more of a roller coaster night for Barcia. Like his younger counterpart across the tent, he had a bad start in the first main event that made life more difficult, leaving him to battle his way to seventh. Main event 2 went much better with a third-place finish as the deteriorating track conditions put some of the best Supercross riders to the test. That third-place result put him in a good position for points going into the final race and delivering fifth overall in the Triple Crown. Then an unfortunate crash before the race's halfway mark, ended the Anaheim 1 winner's night. Barcia left the stadium to seek medical attention for a possible bruised tailbone; the team awaits further news of his condition.
“In spite of his misfortune, Barcia sits fourth in the 450SX standings, just seven points behind the leader going into round 4, while Plessinger holds ninth.”
A bruised tailbone would be a very painful injury to deal with on a Supercross track due to the constant pressure on the seat and g-forces from jumps and corners.