News 10 Jun 2009

AMA MX: Alessi undergoes knee surgery after practice crash

Suzuki Racing PR:

Rockstar Makita Suzuki has reported that AMA Motocross Championship points leading rider Mike Alessi underwent successful left knee surgery this morning following a practice crash yesterday.

“There was no other damage to the knee beyond the broken kneecap,” said Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “The outlook is better than expected as we thought he was out for the year. It appears now that there’s a good chance he will be able to get back out there racing before the end of this season.”

Alessi’s condition and prognosis will be updated as more information becomes available.