News 8 May 2023

Maitland knee injury puts Cosford campaign in doubt

Suspected ligament damage sustained in moto one at round four.

Image: Foremost Media.

A knee injury sustained in the opening MX2 moto at Maitland has put the remainder of Jayce Cosford’s 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship campaign in doubt.

Cosford is suspected to have ligament damage from a race one incident at the fourth round, set to undergo further scans this week to determine an ideal recovery process.

“Unfortunately today didn’t really turn out how he wanted,” Cosford explained to MotoOnline. “I got off to a great start in moto one, and I just got wiped out by another rider unfortunately.

“I got back up, then another back marker hit me in the side on my leg as I was standing up, I think there is damage in my left knee. We don’t know what is going on yet, but I’m going to have to go home and get some scans and see what we are dealing with. Not the day we wanted, but that is what we got.”

Cosford didn’t compete in the second moto at Maitland, with the suspected injury a disappointing blow for the number 754 who was making progress throughout the 2023 season. Notably, he finished second in moto one in Albury and qualified fifth at Maitland, less than half a second from P1.

“Obviously I’m disappointed, but I have been working hard and I feel like I was moving in the right direction,” he added. “I qualified only 0.5s off first, and that’s the closest I have been and I feel like I was getting closer each weekend.

“Unfortunately, it’s a tough sport and stuff happens, I’ll just go home and see what we are dealing with and I’ll keep working hard to be better and come back as soon as I can.”