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Is this the end of the run for Mladin.

From http://www.Amasuperbike.com
Mladin to Hospital
possible broken elbow
by staff
Friday, March 08, 2002
According to a Daytona Speedway media person, Yoshimura Suzuki rider Mat Mladin has been transported to Halifax Medical Center with a possible fracture of his left elbow. He will see an orthopedist.

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Nicky took a tough one too, hmmm, will he be ready Sunday?/images/icons/frown.gif

did think it was cool he got the pole, though... /images/icons/smile.gif


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Another Mladin Update
From RoadRacing World

Mat Mladin's Yoshimura Crew Chief Peter Doyle described the injuries suffered by Mat Mladin in the International Horseshoe during Friday morning Superbike open practice as follows: "He injured his foot, but there's no broke bones. The (elbow) shield in his leathers moved up, and his elbow was ground down all the way to the bone. I'm not a doctor, but I understand there's a sack in the elbow that helps it move smoothly, and that's burst. They did some X-rays here (at the Daytona International Speedway Infield Care Center), but they couldn't tell if there were bone fragments in the elbow or rocks from the track, so they took him to the hospital (Halifax Medical Center) for more X-rays. The bottom line is, if the elbow's broken, he's not racing. If the elbow's not broken, he's racing."

 

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ground down elbow...? Somebody hit me with a mallet...jezus.
I don't particularly like the guy, but I wouldn't like to see him hurt. Let's hope he's up and running soon.

If he does race with that elbow, he'll gain new found respect from me...This sucks! It won't be as satisfying seeing Nicky crush him on Sunday anymore...


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yes it will.....

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This bit of news really sucks because I really wanted him to lose on the track and not on the sidelines. /images/icons/frown.gif

 

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That sux for sure. As fast as the Honda's seem to be there to battle with them. I like Nicky and Miguel but would hate to see the Honda's check out and leave everyone else to race for 4th.
Hopefully Gobert, Yates will be there at the end.

 

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Daytona Injury Report

By: SPEED Staff

Daytona Beach, Fla., March 8

Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin will not take part in Sunday's Daytona 200 after undergoing surgery today at Halifax Medical Center to repair a compound fracture of his left elbow. Mladin suffered the injury in the Friday morning Superbike practice session when he crashed his Blimpie Suzuki in the International Horseshoe.

AMA 250cc Grand Prix Champion Rich Oliver has also been admitted to Halifax after suffering a broken pelvis and a broken left ring finger in a 250 GP practice crash this morning.

Finally, Aaron Gobert was admitted to Halifax Medical Center with a chest injury, a right leg fracture and a closed head injury after the four rider incident on lap seven of the Supersport race. Meanwhile his brother, Anthony, was being treated for an open neck wound that may possibly be an open clavicle injury. Both were injured on lap seven of the Pro Honda Oils Supersport event in a four rider incident exiting the chicane. The other riders involved, Tommy Hayden and Santiago Villa, escaped with minor injuries.

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Well, there you have it. The question now is WHICH Honda rider./images/icons/smile.gif I say Kurtis.


 

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Mat Mladin Still Hospitalized, Despite Reports To Contrary
By David Swarts--From RoadRacing World

Contrary to what a medical update issued by Daytona International Speedway said, three-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin is still at Halifax Medical Center.

According to Mladin’s Crew Chief, Peter Doyle, Mladin was still in the hospital at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Mladin called Doyle on his cell phone from the hospital as Doyle spoke to a reporter.

Mladin highsided his Team Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750 Friday morning and was taken to the Daytona Infield Care Center for X-rays. The X-rays showed what could have been bone fragments or pavement debris in the open wound on Mladin’s left elbow. Mladin was then transported to Halifax to have an orthopedic surgeon examine the injury further. The physician performed a surgical procedure at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday evening to clean debris out of the wound and found “a couple of bone fragments” and that “the sack of fluid around the elbow” had been ruptured, said Doyle.

According to his Crew Chief, Mladin had good movement in his injured arm and hand following the procedure, but stayed the night in the hospital.

Daytona International Speedway issued a medical report at approximately 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning saying that Mladin had been released from the hospital. But not only has Mladin not been released, Mladin and his team are still working hard to try to get him released, with no guarantee of success.

Doyle said that part of the problem is in actually getting ahold of and convincing the doctor assigned to Mladin to let him go; Mladin has only seen the doctor twice, including the surgery.

Doyle said that when Mladin’s doctor was reached early Saturday, he said that Mladin should stay in the hospital to receive more antibiotics and refused to release him.

Doyle said that he feared Mladin had been lost in the stream of injured street riders that have flooded Halifax during Bike Week.

As Doyle spoke, Team Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Don Sakakura was asking doctors at the Speedway to contact Mladin’s physician and try to arrange his release. Mladin’s team is also lining up physical therapy sessions and pain-killing injections in case Mladin can ride in Sunday’s Superbike classic.

Doyle said that Mladin’s condition was improving but that Mladin was sore and the fingers on his left hand were swollen.

 

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And that article says that it's still possible that Matt could race on Sun. It seems pretty sure that Anthony will race. I think he could challenge, although overcoming the horsepower deficit with the Honda's will be very tough. I guess we'll just have to wait and see with Matt.

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You know, I go to the track one time a year and to see this guy race. You think he would respect the fact that I can only afford to go to Daytona and be up for the race dammit. I was soo bummed to not see him at the starting grid. Good luck to him for the rest of the season. But congrats to Yates on Friday.

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