News 13 Oct 2015

Further injury woes force Wright out of Bathurst

CDR Yamaha rising star sidelined following qualifying crash.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

The return of CDR Yamaha’s Jacob Wright was shortlived at Bathurst’s 2015 Australian Supercross Championship opener on Saturday night, dislocating his shoulder in a fall during the afternoon qualifying session.

Wright, 20, missed the entire MX Nationals season with a knee injury sustained during the pre-season, before making his anticipated comeback as part of the three-rider factory Yamaha team alongside Kade Mosig and Dan Reardon.

The Queenslander was 11th quickest in practice, however a rare incident through the whoops forced him out of the round. Further updates are yet to be detailed by Wright or the team.

“Second lap of qualifying I skimmed the whoops and midway through my left shoulder dislocated – I rode it one hand to the ground,” Wright explained. “Don’t understand why this happened, but I’m praying there’s no damage done.”

CDR Yamaha team owner Craig Dack said it was a major disappointment to see Wright sidelined again so early after a lengthy period recovering from knee surgery earlier this season.

“The injury to Jacob is heartbreaking as he has just returned from a knee injury and we were looking forward to seeing him back on the track,” Dack said. “We won’t know more about the injury until later in the week.”

Doctors are assessing the injury and it will be an ongoing process to determine when Wright will be back behind the start gates again.