GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig announced on Instagram yesterday that he underwent a second surgery on his thumb over the weekend.
In December Craig sustained a Bennett fracture (a common fracture of the thumb) while preparing for the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. The injury required surgery.
Despite only getting back on the bike a few days prior to the 250SX East Region opener in Minneapolis on February 9, Craig tried to race, but struggled to a 20th place finish. After the race he announced he would miss time to let his thumb heal properly.
According to his Instagram post, Craig had a CT scan done last Monday which reveled he had dislocated his thumb again.
Craig said he’ll be back not he bike in a couple weeks “with a solid thumb that’s not going anywhere.” There is no timetable on a return at this time.
Below is his full post:
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I’ve been debating whether or not to even post this but with so many people telling me I’m a baby for not racing, here it is. 6 weeks after my initial surgery, my thumb showed enough healing where I thought I could ride it back into feeling normal. The pain did not get any better so I went in for a CT scan on Monday, which showed a completely dislocated thumb, again. Although I couldn’t believe this, it explained why I was in so much pain in Minneapolis & anytime I rode. I had a different type of surgery done yesterday that is much more ideal and a faster recovery for an athlete. There are far more supportive people in my corner but to see all the negative comments I’ve gotten is crazy. I don’t want to be in this position either, trust me. I’ll be back on the bike in a couple weeks with a solid thumb that’s not going anywhere