News 25 Oct 2017

Shoulder injury 'not too bad' for Dobson ahead of Virginia

Youthful SX1 contender confident heading into round three.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Penrite Honda Racing’s Jesse Dobson says the shoulder injury he’s currently dealing with isn’t too bad and that it won’t require immediate surgery as four rounds remain in the Australian Supercross Championship.

Dobson initially suffered the injury following the opening round in Queensland, and after coming up short on a jump at Bacchus Marsh’s second round, he was forced to retire from the night and ultimately a record a DNF.

“It’s been tough, I suffered the injury right after Jimboomba,” Dobson told “When you’ve got a shoulder injury like that and you’ve dislocated it before, you’re not too sure what’s going to happen – you hear horror stories from other people where its popped out in the whoops or something like that.

“My plan was to try and get through that last round and be ready and healthy for these last couple, but Melbourne didn’t go to plan – I came up short on a jump in the main and I couldn’t hang on anymore – it was just folding on me. I had to pull off and I think that was my best option.

“I got some more scans and everything, and it doesn’t seem to be not too bad – it doesn’t require surgery straight away, so that’s alright. I’ve been on the bike a couple of times and it feels not too bad, so I’ve got a bit of confidence ahead of this round and I’m confident in my riding.”

The youthful talent sits 14th in the SX1 championship standings as the series heads to Virginia in South Australia this Saturday night for the third round on the six-stop calendar.