News 5 May 2023

Dislocated shoulder sidelines Larwood ahead of Maitland

YZ250F rider forced out of from MX2 round four contention.

Image: Foremost Media.

A dislocated shoulder has sidelined Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Alex Larwood ahead of this weekend’s fourth round of the 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship at Maitland.

The MX2 contender dislocated his shoulder while competing in the South Australian Motocross Championships, and is awaiting the results of scans done earlier in the week to determine the extent of the damage.

“I’m really disappointed not to be racing this weekend,” Larwood said. “I was competing at Gilman in SA when I was coming through the roller section and the front wheel grabbed and my feet came off the pegs to keep balance. At some point my shoulder popped out then I hit a jump and crashed.”

Larwood missed the second half of the 2022 season with shoulder injuries but returned to action across the opening three rounds of the 2023 ProMX Championship, currently eighth in the standings despite not finishing race one at Appin.

“It’s not the shoulder I had a reconstruction on last year and we did get it back in place but I don’t have the strength and movement to race this weekend and will know more once the scans come back,” Larwood added.

The 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship continues this weekend as Maitland marks the first two-day event in the series this year.