Ryan Villopoto: The Long Wait

Updated: December 21, 2010, 12:17 PM ET
By BJ Smith | ESPN Action Sports

By April 17, in St. Louis, Ryan Villopoto felt like the AMA Supercross Championship was headed his way. He had won seven of the last 10 rounds, had taken -- and lost -- the standings lead but could see, despite being down 12 points that night to Ryan Dungey, that he was in position for the title. Then he broke his leg that very night while battling Dungey, the eventual champion, for the lead in the main event.

Villopoto spent the next three weeks in and out of hospitals from ...

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