News 3 Nov 2014

Shoulder injury forces Jake Moss out of Brisbane supercross

NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki rider out with broken collarbone.

Source: Marc Jones.

Source: Marc Jones.

NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Moss will sit out this weekend’s final round of the 2014 Penrite Australian Supercross Championship after aggravating an existing shoulder injury at Phillip Island last month.

Moss has revealed he broke his collarbone in the lead-up to the supercross series opener at Bathurst, which caused havoc in the opening rounds as he battled through the pain of the injury.

Further injuries at Phillip Island in the first turn pile-up have spelled an early end to his season however, displacing the injury and sidelining him for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre event this Saturday.

“I broke my collarbone the week before Bathurst, so I didn’t have much preparation and tried to race through it,” Moss told MotoOnline. “I got arm-pump really bad trying to favour my right arm, so I was making a lot of mistakes.

“The same thing happened at Phillip Island, but because the ground’s so hard there, my body just couldn’t handle the impact. I decided to take time off and let it heal – it separated it a little bit further, but it’s all healing up further.”

While he won’t require an operation on the collarbone injury, Moss is scheduled to undergo arm-pump surgery next Monday, 10 November, in preparation for next season. He will also make a guest appearance at Jimboomba’s final round of Queensland Supercross on 6 December.