“It’s a lot of riding here at the Triple Crowns,” Smith said. “It’s 60 minutes of riding [including qualifying] and I didn’t get to do any riding this week. I went to Dr. Berg and got an X-ray and MRI, and luckily [there were] no breaks or tears; it was just bone bruised really bad. So [I] did as much therapy as I could during the week and I did one 10-minute moto on Thursday and, man, I was bummed after that 10-minute moto because it was hurting really bad and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it through the whole day. I’ve got to give it up to the whole [Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team]. They worked with me all day. Even the suspension guy was making changes to try and help my wrist instead of necessarily help my bike out there at times. I’ve just got to give it up to them and Dr. Navarro; without them I wouldn’t have made it through the night. It was definitely tough, and it got tougher and tougher as the night went on.