Monster Energy Yamaha’s Zach Osborne is hoping to be fit to enter the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship after suffering a crash while training in England yesterday (Thursday). The American hit the sand of the FatCat circuit near Doncaster and sustained a fracture to his left collarbone and possibly a new crack in his right wrist, as well as a concussion.
After spending the evening in a local hospital, the 23-year-old will be released today and will head near the team’s workshop in southern England to have an examination by a renowned hand specialist.
“I’m pretty banged up, but it could be worse,” said the MX2-GP star, who was remaining upbeat. “I think the collarbone could be more complicated because the x-ray showed a crack near where I have a plate. We should know some more information after another scan later.”
An update on Osborne – who is expected to be a contender for the MX2-GP title in what will be his last campaign in the category – will be issued in the coming days. The first Grand Prix of the season takes place in Holland on Easter Monday, 9th April, in just over two weeks time.