Injury Update: Steve Smith - Lourdes World Cup

Apr 9, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
2014 World Cup 4 Leogang

With the first round of the 2015 World Cup DH season well underway in Lourdes, France, there's been one racer noticeably absent from the proceedings: Devinci Global Racing's Steve Smith. After a breakout performance in 2013, Smith was forced to miss the first two stops of the World Cup last year due to an pre-season ankle injury, and then went on to suffer another injury at Mont Saint Anne that effectively took him out of commission for the remainder of the season.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Canadian Chainsaw Massacre's bad luck hasn't ended, and according to Devinci Global Racing, "Steve Smith will sit out the first round of the 2015 UCI World Cup. Due to an unrelated injury to his navicular bone in his foot Steve has been sidelined for recent weeks."

bigquotesWe approached the injury with great optimism that he would be fit to return at round one in Lourdes, France. These hopes have fallen short, and Steve will have to wait. - Gabe Fox, DGR Team Manager

Hopefully we'll see the Sender back in action at the second round of the World Cup, which takes place on June 6th in Fort William, Scotland.


www.devinci.com


65 Comments

  • 121 1
 God dammit, we need him there to get a truly sick 10 way fight for the cup
  • 41 5
 NO! DON'T USE THE WORD SICK! YOU'LL ONLY CURSE HIM FURTHER!
  • 18 0
 Sigh...I just broke my navicular bone last week and it totally sucks. While it also took place on my mountain bike I'm sure I was doing something much, much less rad at the time. I wish you a speedy recovery Steve! And for everyone else out there be careful as there's no worse way to start a season than on the couch..
  • 18 0
 @ryan83 Anything on a mountain bike is rad Smile

All the best Stevie Smith. Looking forward to you racing again.
  • 64 0
 STEVES FOOT COME ON STEVES FOOT STOP BREAKING
  • 8 1
 I bet he must be thinking "stop being such a bitch" about his foot hahaha.
  • 1 0
 i heard that his foot doesn't bend up because of the way the bone is grown in. So hard impacts there's less movement in the foot and ankle area which makes it much more vulnerable to fracturing.
  • 1 0
 That sounds well shit, maybe his foot just can't handle Stevie?
  • 47 2
 Broken like a dewalt chainsaw
  • 3 1
 Like a home light chain saw.
  • 4 3
 You should see all the fake death trap Stihl saws getting sold over here !
  • 16 2
 Stihl's are the best saws in the biz!
  • 2 0
 Not the fake , knock of ones getting sold on the cheap over here ! Been reports of them litterally falling apart in peoples hands during use.
  • 1 0
 A high RPM bladed chain getting whipped around? no worries! Just make sure you have your goggles and chain mail suit on!
  • 29 0
 Heal Fast!!
  • 18 4
 Gutted
  • 9 0
 Solid work on the update Pinkbike! Glad to see a Canadian website is following one of Canada's best MTB Athletes..so well! "Work hard in silence Steve let your success be your noise"
  • 11 0
 Get him some steel shoes!!!!!!
  • 8 0
 PLEASE! get the guy racing again!
  • 10 1
 Just when he was on top of the world - then boom - last season's injury , now this! For the love of Gwinn , heal up Stevie!!!
  • 9 0
 So sad... Recoup Stevie, we are all rooting for ya.
  • 10 1
 Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • 4 0
 Hope to see Steve healthy at Ft Bill!! I see on the entry list that four Canadians are taking part: Mark Wallace, Forrest Reisco, Jack Iles and Casey Brown. All the best boys and girl!!
  • 5 0
 OH COME ON!! I guess the human body has yet to evolve to be able to handle his level of riding
  • 3 1
 The DH world is a lot tougher when Stevie won the overall, now he'll have to contend with a rejuvenated Gwinn, Hill and fight the new stars of the sport like Bryceland and Brunis, he needs to be 100% to stand a chance.
  • 1 0
 Bruni came second to him in Leogang in 2013, I think he's aware of his potential.
  • 1 0
 Good spot, didn't know that!
  • 5 0
 NO!
  • 5 0
 ~~~Healing Vibes~~~
  • 1 0
 Damn! i ws looking forward to a healthy stebie coming online to the world cup this year. hopefully he will be better by for bill
  • 2 0
 Dammm No Chainsaw Mass.. somebody take him a pk of Virgin Mary Holy Water so he can get back by next Rnd.
  • 1 1
 Get well soon Stevie! Injury is a party of this sport, always has been and will be. But for those of us who truly love this shit, we learn to fight through the pain to never let it slow us down. That's just how it is.
  • 1 0
 Heal fast Stevie! Will be looking for you on the top step in the next round Smile
  • 3 0
 Sacramant !
  • 1 0
 Now that's funny. Healing vibes.
  • 1 0
 Suck! We've been waiting too long to see him come back charging and now this. Stevie FTW Ft. Bill!
  • 3 1
 Stevie, Hill, and Ratboy were my top 3 for the year.
  • 2 0
 pffft. navicular bone. nothing some tape can't fix...
  • 1 0
 Navicular bone is one of the slowest healing bones in the body. Hope he is healed up for Fort Will
  • 1 0
 Come on smith, put on some bionic legs and get in it. "Get your old a$$ in the game, you can do it!!"
  • 1 0
 Damn, such a bad luck. Heal soon!
  • 1 0
 Defiantly one of the coolest guys on the DH circuit.. Get well bro..
  • 8 1
 Defiantly, that's funny!!
  • 5 3
 Oops i made a spelling error... I should definitely be punished by the spelling police...
  • 1 0
 Bummer for Steve. Hope he returns quickly.
  • 1 0
 Stache for the win!!! It's comming!
  • 1 0
 Glad I didn't have him on my fantasy team...
  • 2 1
 Shit, my favourite non Brit rider, speedy recovery Stevie
  • 1 0
 Damn that is some shit luck Frown
  • 1 0
 Healin vibes sent your way S.S.
  • 1 0
 Get well soon Steve Smith.....Sakitnya tuh di sini di dalam hatiku.... Frown
  • 2 0
 Holy water...?
  • 1 0
 His foot needs a moustache then it will be indestructable!
  • 1 0
 I see you pronto buddy, come down to Puerto Rico will hang and ride.
  • 1 0
 let him ride with one foot..we need him!!!
  • 1 0
 Whaaaaat!! no comments
  • 1 0
 ):
  • 1 0
 Shiznit!
  • 1 0
 nuuuooo bad news Frown
  • 1 0
 So sad for him... :-(
  • 1 2
 Gutted for sure, but this news is 3 weeks old, why the secrecy until now??? This injury happened before Crankworz NZ..
  • 1 0
 god dammit!!!

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