Jimmy Albertson

 

Team rider and owner of Jimmy Albertson Racing, Jimmy Albertson was severally injured last Saturday in the second qualifier in round 10 of Monster Energy Supercross in Daytona, FL. Thanks to the fast response of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Center, and the Daytona track medical team, he was rushed to Halifax Medical Center to assess the damage. Jimmy’s injuries are extensive and include fracture of the manubrium and body of the sternum (posteriorly displaced by 1cm), fractured T5 through T7 vertebrae, compression of the T4 through T6, Epidural hematoma at T5 (epidural is the outermost part of the spinal canal), Bilateral patchy lung contusions, and a left metacarpal fracture. Currently his is still recovering in the ICU at Halifax but it looks like he will be transferred to a private room any day.

Jimmy’s surgeons are in the process of coming up with the best plan to address his injuries. As of now, it is looking like he will need one, possible two separate surgeries before he can be transferred home to Oklahoma, via medical air ambulance. His first surgery is scheduled to stabilize his broken sternum; his team of surgeons will put in two plates and screws in the sternum to hold it together. As long as he remains stable the surgery is projected for this Thursday. The second surgery is to address the epidural hematoma that is on the outside of his spinal canal. The surgeons plan to alleviate the pressure by carefully releasing and drawing some blood from the clot. They are currently waiting and assessing the hematoma to decide if and when they will drain it.

Once Jimmy is transferred to a hospital in his hometown, he will under go another surgery to correct and straighten the spine. It is unclear on the timeline of this surgery and will depend a lot on how he his recuperating from his previous surgeries and injuries. As of now his doctors are projecting a rehabilitation program that will take about two to three months and are projecting his total recovery to be up to four months.

This process is going to be a long and hard road that will challenge the strongest of hearts. While Jimmy does have insurance that is helping to cover some of the cost associated with his injury, he will still need to cover a sizable bill. A possible 10-14 day stay in the hospital plus more when he returns home, multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation all adds up. With him not racing and his wife, Georgia, needing to help with his recovery process this is a large sum of money for the privateer family to cover. Road 2 Recovery has built this page for Jimmy Albertson’s family, friends, and fans to donate to his cause. Should you feel inspired to donate you can do so here, all donations are tax deductible and will go to help cover all of Jimmy’s medical needs. If you are unable, prayers and positive thoughts are always appreciated. You can leave a positive message below for the Albertson family to read.

*Photo Credit- Jeff cards /RacerX Online

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16 Comments for : Jimmy Albertson
  1. Reply

    Jimmy, I just heard about your injury. I was sad to hear the news as you are always a cool rider to watch. I hope that you heal up quick and I wish you positive vibes on your road to recovery!
    Take it easy man.
    – Tom

    • Chancekatz122
    • March 14, 2017
    Reply

    Nicest rider out there and one of the hardest working. Stay strong jimmy!

    • Brandon
    • March 14, 2017
    Reply

    Jimmy,

    Your charisma and happy-go-lucky outlook (not to mention your “extracurricular antics”) are and always have been character traits that are welcomed by the industry/fans and keep us ALL smiling. Here’s to a speedy recovery!

    • Lucille Emerson
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    Thinking of you & prayers, Positive thoughts are healing for mind & body. All our love.

    • Mark
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    Jimmy, Good Luck with a full and speedy recovery!

    • PVM
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    Jimmy and Georgia
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
    Keep the faith.

    • Brian
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    Prayers for a full recovery Jimmy! Definitely a fan favourite, we hope to see you back soon!

    • Roger
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    We are thinking of you and sending our strength and positive energy to you and your family. You are one of our favorite riders on and off the track.

    • Shawn
    • March 15, 2017
    Reply

    We have known the Albertson family for 15 years . They have a strong family and Georgia has the ” never say quit” attitude. Jimmy we love you ,get better man .

    • Trent
    • March 16, 2017
    Reply

    All the best. Stay strong Buddy. Get better!!

    • TEXIER Ludovic Florent
    • March 16, 2017
    Reply

    Hello Jimmy , un petit “Bonjour” de France , nous sommes de nombreux fans ici , nous pesons à toi , et espérons que tu va très vite être rétabli car un un gars super , courage !!!

    Ludo .

    • Danielle Lodwig
    • March 16, 2017
    Reply

    The California Albertsons & Lodwigs send you and Georgia all our strength and positive energy for a speedy recovery!! Stay tough – we are always rooting for you! 🙂

    Love,
    Orrie, Nella, Dani & Chris

    • Olivier M
    • March 16, 2017
    Reply

    Hi Jimmy, hope you and Georgia will use this time to get some deserved r&r to regroup and come back even stronger “success is not final, failure is not fatal, its the courage to continue that counts’ WC
    best wishes
    Olivier

    • BadBilly
    • March 24, 2017
    Reply

    Top Jimmy
    Please accept my prayers for a speedy recovery. You are one of the most determined and tough riders in this sport, so I know you will be back on the bike asap. Georgia, I’m sure you are the best thing in his life. I’m praying that you receive strength and resolve during these difficult times.

    ******R2R please add PayPal*****

      • Lori Amstutz
      • March 25, 2017
      Reply

      Thank you for the kind word for Jimmy and the suggestion about PayPal. Unfortunately we don’t use PayPal because of the high rates they charge. I’m sorry for the inconvenience but thank you for the support!

  2. Reply

    Go ron go!! You got this!!

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