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by David Swarts
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Scott Russell, the 1993 FIM Superbike World
Champion, was seriously injured July 8 when he crashed while riding motocross
at Perris Raceway, in Perris, California.
Russell was riding as part of a new Arai off-road
helmet introduction event when he crashed and suffered a broken shoulder blade,
three broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a lacerated spleen.
Russell was transported to a hospital in
Roadracingworld.com has been unsuccessful in
reaching Russell via his cell phone except for one text message from Russell,
in which he listed his injuries and wrote: “I might see y’all at Mid Ohio?”
Russell’s reference was to the next AMA Pro
Road Racing round July 19-20 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Russell works as a
color commentator on AMA Pro Racing’s road race coverage on Fanschoice.tv.