Motocross Riding Career Ended due to Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

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Ryan Villopoto recently retired from his motocross (motorcycle racing) career due to an April 2015 crash in Italy that reportedly caused multiple tailbone fractures (broken bones of the coccyx) and low back injuries of the lumbar spine.

Villopoto is only 26 years old, but was already an accomplished motorcycle racer, including six-time Motocross champion, four-time Supercross champ, and winner in the 250 class in 2007 at Spring Creek.

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Motocross champion Ryan Villopoto. Source: “Ryan Villopoto MXoN 2008” by Mark – Flickr: Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations 2008. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –


Patrick Foye, M.D.

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