News 13 Oct 2017

Injury rules Rykers out of upcoming supercross events

Raceline Pirelli KTM regular breaks collarbone in practice crash.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

A practice crash resulting in a broken collarbone will see Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Jayden Rykers sit on the sidelines indefinitely as the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship rolls on.

Rykers underwent surgery to mend the injury just two days after taking the hit at a private practice track to begin the recovery process at the earliest possible date.

Currently sitting 20th overall in the series points following a challenging opening round, the SX2 category rookie has no set return date in mind as he plans to allow the injury to completely heal before returning to racing.

“It’s been a week since surgery now and it’s a little bit hard to put a timeframe on it, I’m just taking it as it comes,” Rykers told MotoOnline.com.au. “We’re not going to come back if we’re not 100 percent, so we’ll just take it as it comes and return at the right time.”

Although out of action at this point in time, the Western Australian will continue to attend the upcoming supercross rounds in support of his fellow Raceline Pirelli KTM teammates.

“I can’t race currently, but I’ll still be heading to the supercross rounds with the team to support the entire Raceline Pirelli KTM crew until I can be back out on the track racing,” he added.

The Raceline Pirelli KTM team will continue to field a two-rider program this weekend at Bacchus Marsh’s second round of the series with the return of rookie Morgan Fogarty alongside Jay Wilson in the SX2 category.

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