Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing Levi Kitchen broke his wrist today in an accident at the team’s training center in Cairo, Georgia.
He will undergo surgery tomorrow in an attempt to return for the final four rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The team hopes to have its full lineup of riders at the Unadilla National, round 8 of the 12-round championship, on Saturday, August 13, in New Berlin, New York.
Dylan Ferrandis resumed riding earlier this week for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. The defending Pro Motocross 450MX champion suffered a thumb injury at the season-opening press day in Pala, Calif., and is eager to get back to action after being sidelined for six weeks.
The 2021SX East 250 champion is also excited to return to racing at the Unadilla National, Colt Nichols. The Oklahoman spent hours getting back to full fitness after his big heat race crash at the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Anaheim, Calif.
Matt LeBlanc aims to join his team in New York later in August. The rookie broke his collarbone and injured his left arm in a crash during round two of the Southwick National last weekend. He will undergo surgery to repair the broken collarbone and will return as soon as possible.
Jensen Hendler – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 250 team manager, said: “It’s really a shame to lose Levi, especially since he was riding very well and improving every week, but sometimes that’s the way it is. He will have surgery tomorrow and hopes to be back for the last four laps. We are thrilled to have Colt back for Unadilla. He’s worked hard to get back to racing and we can’t wait to see him there. Matt is also looking to come back through Unadilla, so we’re looking to get our full squad back in action in New York.
Jeremy Cocker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager, added: “It’s great to have Dylan back on the bike. Right now he’s going easy and rolling on our cornering track, but our goal is to get him back for the last four rounds of the outdoor season. We can’t wait to see the No. 1 fight on the track.