News 24 Jun 2016

Husqvarna's Anderson sidelined with broken collarbone

Factory Husqvarna rider suffers first serious injury in six years.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson will be out of action for up to eight weeks after sustaining a broken collarbone and minor AC separation during a practice crash this week.

With severe fractures in three different places, Anderson will undergo surgery this week to mend the collarbone while the AC separation is expected to heal itself over the estimated six to eight week recovery period.

After claiming a career-best second place finish at the High Point Lucas Oil Pro Motocross round, the premier class contender is remaining positive; admitting he is lucky to come out of the crash with minimal injuries and hopes to return before the season’s end.

“I’m really bummed about this injury,” said Anderson. “I feel like I was building some momentum and last weekend’s second was the best outdoor overall of my career.

“I feel pretty lucky however after one of the worst crashes of my life and not missing a race in six years. Sometimes these things happen. I can only stay positive and see how the recovery goes. I’m hoping to come back before the Nationals are over.”

Anderson currently sits fifth overall in points with eight rounds remaining on the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross calendar scheduled to wrap up in Crawfordsville at Ironman Raceway on 27 August.