To miss Hattah Desert Race in six-eight week recovery period.
ShopYamaha Off-Road Racing’s Josh Green has undergone surgery on a knee injury sustained in the 2023 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) and faces a race against time to be fit for the next rounds of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).
Scans revealed a bucket handle tear on a ligament in Green’s knee and surgical intervention was the only way to have it repaired to 100 percent.
He sustained the injury in the opening lap of the 2023 A4DE’s final moto, yet still rode on to complete the event in second, missing out on victory by just 0.563s on the combined times.
“I knew instantly there was something wrong with my knee the moment it happened, and thankful the doctors were able to get me in and sorted as fast as they did,” said Green. “Now, I just need to be as disciplined and determined with my recovery so I’m back out and racing as fast as I can.”
Green will miss the 2023 Hattah Desert Race with an estimated recovery time of six to eight weeks. Rounds five and six of the 2023 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship take place between 22-23 July at Edenhope, Victoria, leaving the E2 leader in a race against time to return for that event.