News 14 Feb 2018

Bogle undergoes surgery as Stewart's Suzuki deal extends

Factory team will continue to field Stewart while Bogle recovers.

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Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki’s Justin Bogle has undergone surgery on his broken right upper-arm sustained in San Diego’s sixth round of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

After missing the first three rounds, Bogle returned for Oakland, but will be sidelined again until he recovers. Malcolm Stewart will continue with the team alongside Weston Peick in the 450SX series.

“Bogle was making progress throughout the day in San Diego,” commented team manager Jeremy Albrecht. “Unfortunately he was landed on by another rider and sustained a break to his right humerus. He was transported to a local hospital for observation. On Monday, Justin underwent what his surgeons, Dr Tal David and Dr Christopher Sherman, are calling a successful surgery.

“It included fixing the injury with two plates and screws. We will have a better idea [when he will be fit to return] once Justin heals up from surgery and resumes daily activities. Malcolm Stewart will continue racing for the team while Bogle is sidelined.”

Stewart was initially signed as replacement rider for Bogle on the factory RM-Z450 at Houston and Anaheim 2, but has remained part of the team in an expanded three-rider line-up in recent rounds – currently 15th in the standings after missing the opening round.