Privateer Tevin Tapia Injury Update
Encinitas CA— The 2018 Supercross season is proving to be a very brutal year for injuries. This past Saturdays race at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN claimed another rider with severe and season ending injuries.
Privateer rider, Tevin Tapia was critically injured during timed practice when he cross rutted going up the finish line and endoed, leaving him with no other options but to jump off his motorcycle, landing feet first. The impact from his fall broke his pelvis, lumbar vertebra and caused other damage to the surrounding area. “I was immediately scared out of my mind with the worse pain I have ever felt in my life” said Tapia.
Directly after his crash Tapia was taken to a local hospital in Indianapolis where his injuries were evaluated and surgery scheduled for this Monday, March 25, 2018. His doctors have made a game plan to repair his broken L-3 and L4, fix the level 1 trauma to his pelvis and control the internal bleeding. As of now, the suggested course of action for repairs involves two screws and one plate to be installed with the hopes of fixing the fractures. Tapia can’t bear any weight yet but is expected to make a full recovery and will have no difficulty walking.
This is a very positive prognoses; however Tevin Tapia is a true privateer and the funds needed to cover his surgery, mounting hospital bills, and his future required physical therapy are going to be extensive. Not including the cost, once cleared from the hospital getting Tapia transported back home to Menifee, CA as comfortable and pain free as possible. His road to recovery is going to be long and he will need all the support from his family, friends, and fans that he can get. If you are able, you can help Tevin by clicking the below link and donating to his Road 2 Recovery cause page. If you are not, all positive thoughts, prayers, and messages can be left in the message box in the link as well for him to read.