Simmonds plans to be at Hervey Bay despite training crash //
POSTED: 28 Jun 2012 | SECTION: Racing | POSTED BY:Alex Gobert
Honda/Red Bull/Simmonds Racing team owner/rider Tye Simmonds plans to race this weekend’s Hervey Bay round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals despite an injury scare this week.
The popular 20-year-old crashed while training at home in Bourke and suffered a broken nose in the incident, but admits that he’s lucky to get out of the heavy fall with minimal injuries.
“I thought I had a broken hand, shoulder and maybe my cheek bone, but I was pretty lucky and it’s just my nose,” Simmonds explained. “I’ve got a big black eye, but yeah, I’m really lucky.
“It didn’t look real good at first and then we got x-rays done, and it came up not too bad. I went down to Dubbo for CT scans, so got really lucky that nothing was broken apart from my nose in a few spots.”
Coming off a second podium during 2012 at Murray Bridge’s most recent round, Simmonds plans to line up at Hervey Bay on Sunday, but isn’t yet 100 percent certain.
“It looks like I’m racing, but my hand and shoulder aren’t real good at the moment,” he added. “I’ll probably try to ride Friday and then do the round, try to salvage points if I can. At the moment it looks like I’ll be racing.”
Simmonds currently sits fifth in the standings after five of 10 rounds.