Team Honda HRC challenger to undergo shoulder surgery this week.
It was announced at the weekend that Cole Seely will sit out the remainder of the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship after sustaining a shoulder injury in a practice crash.
The Team Honda HRC rider suffered a torn labrum and fractured glenoid socket after dislocating his right shoulder, prompting him to return to California where it was determined that surgery is required.
“I’m extremely sad to have to sit out the remainder of the season,” Seely said. “I’ve been working really hard to continue to build myself up after my big injury last year, so to have another setback like this is very disappointing. It seems like I’ve had nothing but challenges. I want to thank all of my fans and my team for their support.”
Team Honda HRC manager Erik Kehoe added: “It’s really unfortunate to see Cole’s season end this way. The beginning of this season has been a challenge for him, but he showed a lot of speed during the first moto at Colorado – it’s a bummer that we won’t be able to see how he progresses.
“He’s had some tough luck with injuries, but he has kept a good attitude and continued to give his best effort. On behalf of the team and everyone at Honda, I wish him well during his recovery.”
Seely’s recovery is anticipated to take three months. It’s not yet clear if the team will draft in a replacement rider for the remainder of the series to join Ken Roczen.