News 18 Jul 2022

Shoulder injuries set to sideline Larwood for 2022 remainder

Damage on each side forces Yamalube rider out of MX2 contention.

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Youthful talent Alex Larwood is set to be sidelined for the remainder of 2022 as the effects of injuries are leading to a shoulder reconstruction.

The Yamalube Yamaha MX2 contender was unable to compete at Maitland after he sustained nerve damage in his left shoulder, shortly after round four of ProMX at Gillman.

While that injury is recovering, albeit slowly, Larwood’s right shoulder is a concern as it has been dislocating sporadically over recent years, with an upcoming appointment to confirm the treatment required.

“With the injury before Maitland, the progress is going pretty slowly, all of my movement has sort of comeback for now but it’s just working on building the strength back up and trying to get it back to what it was before the Maitland injury,” Larwood said to MotoOnline.

“I’ve been talking to my coach Ross [Beaton] and the team, and my other right shoulder isn’t great also. I’m going to the surgeon this Tuesday and then go from there and see what he thinks.

“They half want me to go and get a shoulder reconstruction on the right shoulder, so that will put me out for the whole season, then go from there next year.”

Larwood confirmed the current shoulder issues are not related to the crash prior to the second round of 2022 ProMX at Mackay, where the determined South Australian finished second overall with a broken collarbone.

Yamaha Motor Australia confirmed in a press release that Larwood will not line up at Coffs Harbour this weekend, or the remaining round of the series: “Alex Larwood will miss the final three rounds [of ProMX] as he recovers from a shoulder issue that has been slow to recover.”