Transworld Motocross is reporting that newly-signed Smartop/MotoConcepts rider Jake Weimer sustained a broken right wrist, broken left scapula, broken left elbow, bruised ribs, a bruised right lung, and a collapsed left lung in a practice crash at Milestone SX.
Jake’s wife, Nicole, tweeted last night that Jake would stay in the trauma center for the night, but that they would be moving him tomorrow [today].
Weimer signed with MCR Honda after spending last year as a fill-in rider for AutoTrader.com/JGR Suzuki. Justin Brayton and Vince Friese were also signed by the team for 2018.
We’ll provide an update once more information is known.
[Update: Monday, Sept. 18]
MCR released an update last night confirming that Weimer sustained one collapsed lung and one bruised lung, a broken rib, fractured elbow, broken scapula along with a small bone break in his right hand in his crash at Milestone on Friday.
According to the team, the initial prognosis is that Weimer will be off the bike six to eight weeks, and could return for the start of Monster Energy Supercross January 2018.
Below is the official statement from the team:
(Spokane, Wash) - MotoConcepts Racing (MCR) rider Jake Weimer suffered multiple injuries following a crash that occurred this past Friday while practicing at Milestone MX Park for the upcoming Supercross season.
Weimer’s injuries consist of one collapsed lung and one bruised lung, a broken rib, fractured elbow, broken scapula along with a small bone break in his right hand. While initial recovery was uncertain and not favorable, doctors have indicated a recovery prognosis of 6-8 weeks allowing Jake the opportunity to return to riding in late 2017 with the potential of racing as early as January, 2018.
“Our group is saddened for Jake’s situation as he was really gelling with the bike which was resulting in significant improvement in his speed,” said MCR Team Manager, Tony Alessi. “I’m relieved the injuries weren’t more severe and I’m optimistic we’ll see Jake back on the bike soon. All of us at MCR are saddened by this turn of events and are committed to providing the necessary support to get Jake ready to compete in 2018.”