News 9 Aug 2016

Metcalfe injured in Canadian motocross incident

Aussie international recovering after Deschambault mishap.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Australia’s Brett Metcalfe has suffered multiple facial injuries following a crash at round nine of the 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals in Deschambault, Canada.

The Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha rider released a statement via social media ensuring he is doing well after being treated for a broken the lower eye socket bone and cheek bone.

“Letting you all know I am doing ok and have been released out of hospital today after my crash during moto two at Deschambault,” said Metcalfe. “I have two thumbs up, not because I feel good but because things are not too bad considering the crash.”

Metcalfe admits an error in line choice was the cause for the incident which left 32-year-old South Australian battered and bruised.

“I have broken the lower eye socket bone and cheek bone on my face, have a really swollen arm, some aches and pains but that is it. Absolutely bummed about the crash, made a bad rut decision which had a kicker, I didn’t see it and endo’d hard.”

Metcalfe now sits third overall in the 2016 MX1 championship chase behind Davi Millsaps and Matt Georke.