IRVINE, Calif. (February 28, 2007) – Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Nathan Woods fractured the top of his right hand during a special test at the AMA National Enduro in Clear Creek, Calif. this past weekend.
Woods’ crash came just before noon on Sunday on his third and final test of the day.
“I was riding smooth and flowing well until I went around a right corner and went a little wide into some bushes, which caused me to crash,” said Woods. “I must have landed on my hands.”
A committed rider, Woods jumped back on the bike as fast as he could only to realize his right hand was in pain. For 10 miles, he rode with a limp hand trying to figure out the cause of his pain.
“I was diagnosed with a metacarpal shaft fracture,” said Woods. “Monday I went to see an orthopedic specialist to have it x-rayed again and was placed in a cast. At this point, surgery is not necessary. I plan to be back to the WORCS series at Payette, Idaho 100 percent and hopefully can make the Havasu round.”
Woods is a two-time champion in the WORCS series and opening round winner of the AMA Hare Scrambles race earlier this month.
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