News 11 Apr 2017

Seely sidelined following practice mishap in Seattle

Lone Team Honda HRC rider aggravates pre-existing groin injury.

Source: Supplied.

Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of a groin injury aggravated during practice at the Seattle round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Initially sustaining the injury at the St. Louis event one week prior, Seely admits he increased the severity of the issue in the practice incident and MRI scans will be necessary to find a clear diagnosis after bowing out of the night’s racing.

“I first hurt my groin last weekend in St. Louis when I cased the triple in practice and my legs got ripped off the pegs,” said Seely. “It was bothering me all week but I actually felt okay in the beginning of practice.

“Unfortunately, when I came into the left turn after the mechanics area and put my foot down, it ripped to the side again and I heard it pop. After that, it was instant pain, I went to the mobile medical unit and they think that it’s the adductor muscle in my groin but we won’t know until I get an MRI.”

A Salt Lake City return following this weekend’s Easter break will be the aim for the lone factory Honda rider, although it is uncertain when he will be fit to return to racing at this point in time.