Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger took to Instagram this afternoon to announce he suffered a dislocated wrist yesterday. In the post, Plessinger said he is going in for surgery today to fix the injury.
“Was feeling great on the bike but things happen for a reason and I’ll be back strong,” Plessinger commented in the post.
On July 1, the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was temporarily postponed and although a mid-August start is anticipated, it has yet to be announced when (and where) the first gate drop will be. Although Plessinger doesn’t mention how long he expects the injury to keep him sidelined for, it’s more than likely going to be a couple of weeks.
Below is his full post.
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Well unfortunately had a little mishap yesterday and resulted in a dislocated wrist going for surgery today.. more updates to come. Was feeling great on the bike but things happen for a reason and I’ll be back strong 👊🏻 thanks to everyone that helped out yesterday @swanie387 @budmanantunez @alexray_61 @billy_hartle
[UPDATE: friday, july 17]
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team has announced Plessinger has undergone surgery but says he could miss 12 weeks due to the injury. Below is the full statement from the team:
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s Aaron Plessinger will miss the start of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as he recovers from a training injury earlier this week in Southern California.
On Tuesday, July 14, Plessinger dislocated his left wrist after landing in a rut and losing control on the face of a very large step-up whilst training at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. The 2018 Pro Motocross 250MX Champion underwent surgery the following day and is now focused on returning to full fitness. Unfortunately, the timeline for recovery could have him sidelined for 12 weeks.
“I spoke with Aaron last night after his surgery, and it sounds as if it went very well,” said Jim Roach, the Yamaha Racing Department Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. “Unfortunately, a dislocated wrist can mean a long recovery time. Aaron was looking forward to the start of the outdoor season on his Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing YZ450F, but that will have to be delayed for him to return to full fitness. We wish Aaron the best during his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the bike soon!”