Jesse Melamed Injures Hand In Practice, Unlikely To Race EWS Whistler

Aug 11, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
Local favorite and runner up in 2016. Jesse Melamed is definitely going to be one of the guys to beat here on Sunday.

Jesse Melamed, hometown hero and last year's winner of EWS Whistler, took a big slam in practice today on Stage 1 (Micro Climate). One of the favourites to win tomorrow, he reportedly has a spiral fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand and is unlikely to take the start line. Terrible news for the Rocky Mountain Race Face team - all 3 have now battled hand injuries this year.

More info as we get it.

Credit Kike Abelleira / RMB


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 I’d loan you my right hand, Jesse, but I’m newly single and probably need it just as bad as you do! Heal up quick, brotha
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 Thanks for the offer! I'd take two left hands at this point...
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 @JesseMelamed: That really sucks but youth is on your side. Heal up wheel up!
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 Bummer Jesse. Take care and heal up soon!
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 ahhhh man tough break! the stage list was right up his alley too
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 I loved it!
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 True bummer. He would have bodied that course for sure. Dude's still got a long career ahead of him thankfully, easily one of the most stylish riders out there.
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 Get him some of that patented Canadian/Rocky-RF recovery program, eh? Ice bath and maple syrup, was it?

Swift recovery!
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 Man, I'm gutted for you Jesse! At least there's a decent break before the last two races, so heal up quick and come back strong
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 How are you even responding to these comment? Witchcraft and sorcery I tell ya!

Heal up!
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 Bummer Jesse! Was looking forward to another Melanie’s -Hill battle! Heal up quick!
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 Ahhhh Fickin Fawk Nuts!, Hope the stars align to let you ride tommorow! Heal up quick Melamed!
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 Man Jessie has had a rough season. Hope to see you back in fighting form for the end of the season and next year!
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 There goes my Fantasy Picks! Get well soon Jesse, there are plenty of more races in the future.
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 Good luck! The same fracture prevented me from buying your bike. You'll be better in no time
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 Noooooo! Gutted for you Jesse! had you down for the win. heal up fast
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 No way Jesse!! Was hoping to see you repeat!! Heal up quick man
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 Such a shame, Heal up fast dude
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 Super bummed for you. Heal fast.
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 Get well soon Jesse!
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 Major bummer
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