Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson was injured yesterday during a practice session at Glen Helen Raceway. Vital MX is reporting the incident occurred when Anderson collided with a someone who was trying to assist/block another downed rider.
Motocross Action Magazine was at Glen Helen on Thursday and captured photos of Anderson being carried off the track by Husqvarna’s Steve Westfall.
Last night on his Instagram story, Anderson posted a photo of his foot with the caption: “Compound fracture to the foot in a crazy accident today.”
He followed in another post with the following caption: “A bump in the road but I will be back as fast as possible and I will race before the season is over. Sorry everyone I won't be making it this weekend, but I will be back ASAP."
Details of the incident are not clear at the moment. Racer X reached out to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team yesterday but we have yet to hear back.
We will continue to update this post as we get more information.
[Update: Friday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. EDT]
According to a Husqvarna statement released today, Anderson sustained a compound fracture to his right foot, which required surgery. Without complications, he is expected to return at Unadilla.
Below is the announcement.
Just weeks after he claimed the 450SX Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson sustained an injury Thursday morning during practice motos at Glen Helen Raceway. Two days before the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colorado, Anderson took off aboard his FC 450 Rockstar Edition for a standard practice session. While riding, Anderson collided with another rider resulting in a compound fracture to his right foot which required surgery. The expected recovery time is four to six weeks. Without complications, he is looking to return to the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Unadilla National on August 11th.