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De Hoop badly hurt in Daytona spill

Former US Supercross ace Todd De Hoop was badly injured in the classic races at Daytona supercross at the weekend. He broke a bone in his neck and damaged his spinal cord and has limited movement.

His wife Gloria posted the following: “Unfortunately on Sunday Todd was hurt at Daytona Speedway. He fractured his c3 vertebrae and bruised his spinal cord. He is breathing on his own and can move his legs, God has blessed us. It will be a long road to recovery.

“We have two amazing granddaughters who were with him day and night. He is strong but please pray for him as we know God makes all the difference. Road to recovery is an organisation that is amazing and are helping him return home.”

De Hoop raced several times in the UK in supercross rounds in the early 1990s and has been a regular racer at the VMXdN at Farleigh where he has ridden for team USA.

Road2Recovery have set up a funding page and the information about his injuries are: As a result of his injuries, Todd has very limited mobility with his right side the least reactive and no motor skills, but he does have micro-movement in his arms and legs. No surgery has been performed at this time; his physicians are waiting for the swelling to subside to determine the best course of action. You can donate and read more by clicking HERE.