News 1 Jul 2024

Lawrence considering an MRI scan on troublesome shoulder

Extent of issue yet to be fully determined for 450MX national champion.

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Defending 450MX champion Jett Lawrence is considering undergoing an MRI scan on his troublesome shoulder that has been affecting him since crashing heavily in the opening moto at Hangtown, still yet to reach 100 percent fitness.

The Team Honda HRC rider has managed to win three-straight overalls at Thunder Valley, High Point, and Southwick, despite any ongoing issues, but is looking to find out the extent of any potential injury.

“We’ve kind of been discussing what it actually is, because at first we just thought it might be bruising or something like that, or maybe pulled the muscle,” Lawrence explained. “For how long and slow it’s taken to heal, we might get a MRI or something, because the muscle could be torn or something like that.

“We’re not really 100 percent on what it is, so we’re gonna use one of these breaks to go and get a MRI, or even after this one… Just because we’re not 100 percent sure what it is, we thought this break might help it, and get it back to 100 percent.

“But each time I’d go train and ride, and use it, it just kind of go back to that same spot that it would heal up and then drop a bit. It’s been a bit annoying in this break because I thought it would go a lot more, but no excuses, we still got an overall win, so definitely make it a lot easier if we’re at 100 percent.”

With elder brother and factory Honda teammate Hunter Lawrence maintaining the Pro Motocross Championship points lead, Jett Lawrence is three points back, currently tied with Chase Sexton (Red Bull KTM) in the second position.