Yoshimura Suzuki is holding out hope that James Stewart can return to action this weekend at Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Glen Helen.
In a press release the team said that Stewart is currently “day to day” for this weekend.
In his return to the Pro Motocross Championship after missing all of 2015 due to suspension, Stewart crashed early in the first 450 moto on Saturday at the season opener at Hangtown and sustained a shoulder injury. He was unable to finish the moto and did not line up for moto two.
In a team statement Stewart said he hopes to return this weekend.
“I had a decent practice, but got a horrible start in the first moto,” he said. “I was just riding around trying to get comfortable. I came across the mechanic’s area and the next thing I know I was grabbing and hanging on to my bike trying to hug it. I went off this steep embankment and landed on my shoulder.
“I’m bummed. I keep putting in all this work and things keep happening. I can’t quit. As hard as it is now I refuse to quit. I know I’m not done. I’m going to go back to work after I have my shoulder checked out. I’ll see how I feel. Hopefully I can get back into action next week. I’ll be back, it’s just another setback.”
We will update his status for Round 2 later in the week.