Thousand Oaks, CA - Team BTO Sports - KTM rider Matt Goerke suffered a wrist injury in a practice crash this past Tuesday, April 16th, and will miss the remainder of the 2013 SX tour. Goerke did not sustain any bone fractures, but did suffer a dislocation that required surgery on Tuesday evening. Surgery was performed and went well, and Matt is home already and resting up.
"This is a major blow and bummer to Matt and the team. Matt has had a stellar year thus far, and we will change our focus now to healing the injury as quickly as possible, and getting Matt back out early on for the Outdoor Nationals".
Goerke will unfortunately miss the start of the 2013 MX Nationals, but looks to be back in action by round five at Budds Creek, MD. The team will not be hiring a fill in rider for Goerke, as team member Michael Byrne will be returning to the line-up at Hangtown alongside teammate Andrew Short.For more information on the BTO Sports - KTM team, visit www.btosportsracing.com