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DuHamel: "i'll be back"

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This just in from American Honda:

Press Release: Miguel Duhamel Update

Torrance, CA: American Honda's Miguel Duhamel has been released from a Georgia hospital and is currently recuperating in Montreal after suffering injuries during a testing crash at Road Atlanta last week. Duhamel, who was third in points for the 2007 AMA Superbike championship at the time of his crash, suffered a broken rib, punctured right lung, collapsed left lung, a lacerated liver and sprains to both ankles and knees. He is currently getting around on crutches, and plans to see specialists and begin physical therapy as soon as possible.

"The impact was extremely hard," said Duhamel, who crashed into the turn 12 wall after losing the back end of his CBR1000RR Superbike. "I went into the wall feet first, then hit my side. I went through the first three rows of hay bales, and then hit the tire wall. I came to an abrupt halt. I thought for sure I broke my sternum because I couldn't breathe. I have one broken rib, but they all hurt. From where I crashed and hit the asphalt to the wall is a short distance?maybe 25 feet or so. From hitting the ground to hitting the wall seemed like it took barely a second. I saw the bike go into the wall and take out the air fence. I remember going through the hay bales, just blowing them up like they were mini shredded wheats. I don't think I had the benefit of hitting the air fence. Mat Mladin and Kevin Schwantz placed extra hay bales there earlier in the day, exactly where I hit, so a big thanks to those guys."

Duhamel will not be competing at the Virginia International Raceway national this month, and is taking his rehabilitation one day at a time. "I'm pretty fearless with broken bones," said Duhamel, "but internal injuries are another story.

"I want to take this time to thank everyone who has called, texted, faxed and visited me at the hospital," said Duhamel. "The support has been amazing. I'll be back out there as soon as humanly possible."

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That guy is the man. I really expected him to retire after that. You have to have a lot of respect for that dude.

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I am just glad he is going to be okay. I have always respected him as a racer and he seems to be a stand up dude too

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I wish him a speedy recovery. He is the man.

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I wish I would have known earlier. The hospital he was at is 10 minutes from my house. I would have went and bugged him for an autograph!


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he needs to retire... im a fan of duhamel but he just needs to retire already... he's done alot for honda but you have to know when to hang up your leathers... and i think its time to hang up his leathers... especially if your bike is not competitive enough in this suzuki sbk series...
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I agree... I think it is time to hang up my leathers...
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he needs to retire... im a fan of duhamel but he just needs to retire already... he's done alot for honda but you have to know when to hang up your leathers... and i think its time to hang up his leathers... especially if your bike is not competitive enough in this suzuki sbk series...
Nah. If he wants to keep racing, that's good enough reason to do so. He's earned the right to retire whenever he feels like it I think.

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i dont want to be a show off or anything,but, i do know him.
i am from quebec canada...when i spoke to him and talking
about racing , he was saying how it was great how many people
like him...for a canadian being so like , it something he never thought
would happen....thanks... for everyone time...
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"I don't think it's that major," DuHamel said of the break. "It's just that they see what might be some bone chips in there and they want to get it cleaned out, get it right so when I do return to racing that the break has healed right. I don't want the Rubik's Cube of ankles.

DuHamel said that he is feeling better every day. "But I still get tired quickly, so I think my body is doing everything it can to heal up. I had just gotten rid of all of the shooting pains a few days ago and it was just a dull ache, but now I'll probably be back to shooting pain after this surgery for a few days. It's not like this is something new for me, I've been in pain before."
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