Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing rider Christian Craig has begun his restoration following accidents sustained in Glendale’s twelfth spherical of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, attributable to endure surgical procedure within the coming days.
The 31-year-old fell within the early phases of apply on the closing Triple Crown occasion of the yr in Arizona, dislocating his hip and proper elbow, in addition to breaking his arm because of the incident that can spell the tip of his 450SX marketing campaign.
Medical doctors have been in a position to put Craig’s hip and shoulder again into place upon arrival on the hospital, nonetheless, his arm fracture would require surgical procedure as a part of the restoration course of. It’s unclear when he will likely be match to return, with the upcoming Professional Motocross collection marking the second portion of the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).
“Sadly, I had a apply crash early within the first apply in Arizona,” Craig defined. “I ended up dislocating my hip and elbow. The docs on the hospital have been in a position to get them each put again in place, however I ended up breaking my arm additionally, and that’s going to require surgical procedure. Past bummed to finish my season this fashion, however making an attempt to remain constructive and be able to go once I’m healed!”
It’s a disappointing finish to his first full season in 450SX for final yr’s 250SX Western Regional Champion Craig, who had been on the rise in current weeks onboard the FC 450 Rockstar Version. He recorded a finest Fundamental Occasion end of sixth at spherical 10 in Detroit and received his Warmth Race in Seattle, which had him positioned eighth within the standings getting into Glendale.