CENTERVILLE, Miss. — GEICO Honda rider Kevin Windham will miss the rest of the Supercross season after suffering several injuries during a crash Saturday in Houston. Attempting to qualify for the ,ain event, Windham was in a pitched battle with James Stewart during a heat race when he came off his CRF450 at a high rate of speed. As a result of the accident, Windham dislocated his right shoulder and sustained damage to his left wrist, left thumb and right hip. Full PR here.
This is a tough pill to swallow. What’s even worse is that I knew this was coming, like when the bully in school tells you in the morning he is going to beat you up at lunch, so you just get to sit there all day and wait in terror, but not without the glimmer of hope that he may forget. That’s what makes it the worst, the hope and the inevitable crushing of that hope.
Usually I would just make a joke like “Windham was simply hitting the ground to rattle the Earth just enough to divert water into a famished wasteland village in Uganda”, but I don’t think I could even think of such a scenario right now. Fact is that now even Windham is out for the last four races. No transfers, no more “Your Love” making the whole crowd stand up at attention more than any race the entire night, and all the more fucks given by the clowns who need not even look that which is Windham in the face.
The good thing is that we know that K-Dub will be back. He showed this season that he is easily as valuable a rider to any sponsor as a Villopoto or a Dungey. Dude is a PR person’s wet dream; the art of swag indeed. So here’s to you, K-Dub, and everyone had better be bumping this song all day at NOLA.