Vann Martin

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Vann Martin suffered a substantial crash on Saturday, February 19, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the first qualifying practicing for round seven of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship. With two minutes left in that practice, Vann came up short on the long rhythm section, crashing hard into the face on the next section. Vann immediately felt an intense amount of pain in his back and could not walk off the track. The Alpinestars Mobile Medical team got him safely off the track and transported him via ambulance to Hennepin Healthcare hospital in Minneapolis.

 

After arriving at the hospital, surgeons determined that Vann would need surgery to repair the multiple fractures on his T6 and T7 vertebrae. T7 sustained most of the concerning damage with what his surgical team determined as a rare “Chance fracture”. A large hematoma developed on his spine from the trauma of the impact putting pressure on the spinal cord.

On Monday, February 21, Vann underwent his first of two spinal surgeries. The first was an eight-hour T3-T10 spinal fusion surgery to stabilize his vertebrae with rods and screws and remove the hematoma. After running a few X-rays and CT Scans post-surgery, Vann’s surgeons decided the placement of a few screws was incorrect. The second successful surgery was performed today, Tuesday, February 22, to address those concerns.

 

Currently, on bedrest, Vann has movement and feeling in all his extremities, and with months of extensive physical therapy, he is expected to have a full recovery. The goal is to get him back home to Houston to start his recovery journey once he’s cleared to fly. Doctors said this could be anywhere from three to seven days in the hospital before the approved clearance. The Road 2 Recovery Foundation has established a fundraising campaign to support Vann as his medical bills are expected to be substantial. As always, R2R is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), and your donation toward Vann’s fund is tax-deductible.

 

As more information on Vann’s recovery becomes available, we will update his R2R page here. We encourage folks to leave positive messages of support on Vann’s R2R page for him to read.

Thank you for the support!

 

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  1. Vann. Wishing you a full recovery! Sending prayers to you and your family! Diane Rickhoff (Grandpa Lee’s sister in law 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Praying for your health and full recovery. You were doing so well in qualifying. I am on long term disability and can’t make a large donation. I sent a few bucks. It might pay for part of one of the screws 😀. Keep the faith and it will all work out.

  3. So sorry to see this prayers are sent to you. Do everything the Drs tell you please. Believe me you can get through this, I believe in you!
    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you Vann! I can’t imagine what you must be going through but trust it will be short lived! You are a courageous young man! Love you much, grandpa Lee! Hope to see you soon.

    1. Vann
      We have been praying for you since your accident and praying you can hurry home and start therapy. Keep positive and be strong
      Dominic52
      Luann and Danny Butscher

  5. GOD BLESS THIS YOUNG MAN I MET AS A CHILD IN THE MOTOCROSS WORLD. My prayers to the Martin’s I am in disbelief! God bless Van.

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