[Update: Saturday, March 11]
Racer X's Kyle Scott spoke with the team and learned more about Nichols' injury.
Colt Nichols crashed in a corner earlier in the week at Cooper Webb's new supercross track in North Carolina. He tore the MCL off the tibia and there is a small fracture in the tibia. The details to Colt's recovery is unclear at this point as he hadn't even received the MRI results before getting on the plane for Daytona on Thursday. Surgery will not be required as the supposedly heal on their own after being immobilized in a straight splint for 4-6 weeks. His return date is unknown, but is definitely out for the rest of the supercross season. Tough luck for Colt as he had to switch from the West Region to the East Region due to a broken femur sustained in November.
FS1 reporter Jenny Taft is reporting that Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Colt Nichols is out indefinitely after sustaining a torn MCL in his left knee and fractured tibia. Taft said the injury happened on Thursday.
In his first year with the team, Nichols has gone 10-3-4 to start the season after making his way back from a broken femur sustained in November.
We talked with Nichols last week about his lengthy rehab to be ready for the start of the season.
We’ll have more about his injury later.