News 6 Feb 2019

Injury delays AMA Supercross debut of Lawrence

Re-injured collarbone sidelines Queenslander ahead of 250SX East.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Geico Honda’s Hunter Lawrence has confirmed he will miss this weekend’s opening round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East series after sustaining a collarbone injury.

Lawrence was due to line-up for the first time in the US on Saturday at Minneapolis, Minnesota, however will now have his supercross debut delayed.

“Absolutely heartbroken to say the least guys,” Lawrence confirmed via a social media post this morning. “I wont be lining up at round one this weekend.

“Some of you know a few months back I had a collarbone injury that I have now re-injured and it isn’t in a condition where I am able to plate it – a misfortunate crash and part of the sport. Will do everything I can like always to get back to 100 percent.

“I want to thank my amazing team and supporting sponsors for all their great support and a massive shout-out to all of the Aussie fans that were behind me and following along. Super-bummed, but with the Aussie grit and determination I’ll be back soon.”

Lawrence had been easing his way into supercross throughout the off-season in Southern California when the injury occurred, however it’s unclear when he may be fit enough to return later in the season.

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