Bad news from the world of flat track racing this weekend, as Brad Baker was seriously injured during a practice session a the X Games event in Minneapolis.
Crashing and going over the handlebars of his Indian FTR750 race bike, the incident didn’t look to be a big crash from a video posted on social media.
However, the result of the crash has seen Baker hospitalized for a serious back injury, though according to a post by his brother on social media, Brad was awake and alert in the hospital.
Few details have been released by the family or team since the crash, but we do know that Baker underwent surgery on Sunday to repair multiple fractures to his T6 vertebra, which was putting pressure on Baker’s spinal cord and causing paralysis.
The Baker family says that the surgery relieved the pressure put on the spinal cord, and that Brad’s spinal cord was not severed in the crash, which is very positive news.
Hopefully we will have more positive news to report on Brad’s status as this story continues to unfold. For now, we are confident when we say that the entire American motorcycle industry is pulling for this beloved racer.
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Source: Scott Baker (Facebook)