Moments after taking the lead away from Jimmy Decotis in the 250SX West Region main event on Saturday night, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Colt Nichols made a mistake at the end of the rhythm section and had a heavy crash and was unable to finish the race.
After the race, Racer X’s Aaron Hansel spoke with Nichols, who explained that they were initially worried about his femur, which has a rod in it from a previous injury, but that he just suffered a bruise and expects to race next weekend in Houston.
“I don’t really know what happened. I’d been doing that section all day the same and I thought I did it the same that time but apparently not,” Nichols told Racer X. “Just came up a little short on that triple. I caught something on my thigh, I don’t know if it was the bar or footpeg or something. I had a little laceration on my thigh and we were kind of worried I’d done something to my femur but it’s fine. It’s a little bruised up but other than that we’re good to go.
“If I can be walking next weekend by the time the race rolls around I’m racing,” he continued. “We were worried about my femur, it’s the same one I broke before and it has a rod in it, but it’s good to go. Just bruised up.”