Late breaking news here, as GEICO Honda's U.S. rookie Hunter Lawrence—who took third overall, including a moto win, at the previous race at Spring Creek—has taken to Instagram to explain a practice crash yesterday that will keep him out of action for an uncertain amount of time.
While Lawrence did not go into detail on his injury, he stated in the post: "...as of now we are unsure of the time frame I am out for but getting checked up today, most likely surgery is required, so sorry guys I’m speechless, good luck to my team mates this weekend..."
So this at least puts Lawrence out for Washougal and possibly longer. We'll keep updating as we know more. Lawrence had recently moved into a tie for fourth in points in the 250 Class of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. He has four top-five overall finishes and two moto wins through eight rounds.
Below is his full post:
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Hey guys, so a freak accident happened yesterday whilst i was out training and we had something break in the engine at the top of a jump upramp and locked up, by the time i let go of the handlebars i was already lawn darting into the ground ?, my team pulled apart the engine asap and what we found was a freak accident and what part broke we normally run for 100 hours and this part only had 3 hrs on it! So it wasn’t my teams fault we are digging to the bottom of it to prevent this happening again, thankyou to my team for supporting me in times like this and everyone else who rides this rollercoaster of a sport with me, as of now we are unsure of the time frame i am out for but getting checked up today, most likely surgery is required, so sorry guys i’m speechless, good luck to my team mates this weekend, put those red rockets out front ?? #mirtztillithurtz #ithurtz #maddogdown #miloracing ?- @crunch724 / @lebigusa
Update July 26: Today, in an instagram story, Lawrence indicated that he is getting surgery on his collarbone.