News 20 Jun 2015

Reed undergoes surgery on shoulder injury

Future yet to be confirmed by TwoTwo Motorsports owner.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Australia’s Chad Reed is undergoing shoulder surgery in California today, almost certain to sit out the remainder of the 2015 Pro Motocross season in a bid to regain 100 percent health for next year.

Reed revealed on Twitter that the surgery is to repair injuries sustained at the Santa Clara round of supercross, which also ruled him out of New Jersey, however he’s since confirmed that he still intends to line up at Sydney’s AUS-X Open in November.

The current outdoor season has been a difficult one for Reed, 16th in the standings five rounds in following three consecutive non point-scoring races. Teammate Josh Grant has also missed multiple rounds to date.

Speculation has been widespread late this week that Reed has decided to discontinue his TwoTwo Motorsports operation moving forward, however no official announcement has been made by Reed or the team.

It’s understood that Reed and his management are still evaluating options for the future and that he plans to contend for a third premier class supercross title in 2016. Regardless of his team structure, Reed is expected to maintain support from current TwoTwo Motorsports title sponsor Discount Tire.