RCH/Yoshimura Suzuki confirmed today that Broc Tickle sustained a dislocated shoulder in the second practice session at RedBud on Saturday.
Tickle set the fourth fastest lap time in the 450 Class in his first practice session, but was only able to complete two laps in the second session. Although he was able to line up for the first moto, Tickle crashed again on the start and finished 18th. He lined up for the second moto as well and finished 17th for 17th overall on the day.
In a team statement, Tickle said he is going to try and race round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this weekend at Southwick.
“RedBud was tough,” he said. “I crashed in the second practice and dislocated my shoulder. We popped it back in but it was pretty painful. I decided to race and try to just manage some points but that’s really how my day went. I crashed again in the first turn of the first moto so that didn’t help, either. I’m going to try and get my shoulder better this week and hopefully be able to race at Southwick. If I can get through the next race, then we’ll have a week off so that should give me plenty of time for my shoulder to get better. That’s the focus right now. Obviously, I’m bummed about the situation and my results but I managed to do the best I could and not hurt myself anymore than what I already did.”
[Update: July 6]
Racer X's Steve Matthes is reporting that Broc Tickle will miss this weekend due to his shoulder injury sustained at RedBud.