Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki’s Justin Hill announced today that he will miss round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Budds Creek on Saturday due to left knee injury. Hill said he hopes to race the season finale at Ironman on August 25.
“After receiving advice from my doctors, the @jgrmx team and I have made the decision to sit out Buddcreeks so that I may attempt to be 100% for Iron Man,” he wrote on Instagram. “Nagging injuries are never fun. This extra time off will surely help me return healthy for the remainder of racing as well as the off season development for 2019! Cheers everyone!”
Hill initially sustained the injury in the second moto at Washougal when he cross-rutted upon landing from a jump, which sent him into the tree. After the series took a week off, Hill returned at Unadilla, but injured his knee again in the first moto when he caught it in a rut. He was not able to race the second moto at Unadilla.
“I felt good in qualifying. Unfortunately, I caught my previously injured leg in a rut in the first moto and that was it,” he said in a team statement after the race. “I had to sit out the rest of the day."