Following an MRI this week that revealed a posterior labral tear, a Hills-Sachs lesion, a type 1-2 superior labrum anterior to posterior tear, and a posterior shoulder dislocation, RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki’s Broc Tickle has been ruled out for the remainder of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, the team announced today. The injury will not require surgery, but the recovery time is six-to-eight weeks.
Tickle initially sustained the injury in the second practice at RedBud last weekend. He was able to finish both motos and finished 18-17 for 17th overall on the day. Team manager Kyle Bentley praised Tickle for his toughness at RedBud.
“It’s a tough situation and ended up being more damage to Broc’s shoulder than what anyone originally thought. It really speaks volumes about how tough Broc is, the way he gutted it out last weekend. It’s a shame because he was having a really solid season, but we all know that injuries are part of the sport and everyone deals with it from time to time.”
Tickle was just finding momentum in the Nationals, riding to an overall podium at High Point and 6-12 finishes at Muddy Creek. He is currently seventh in 450MX points after six rounds.
With Tickled sidelined, Justin Bogle will be the team’s only member at Southwick.
“I’m really bummed for Broc,” Bogle said. “He was having a good season and we spent a lot of time racing one another on the track. We all know the risks but that doesn’t make you feel any better when you can’t race because you’re hurt.”