GEICO / Honda’s Hunter Lawrence has had an injury-riddled debut season in the US and it just keeps getting worse for the Australian. Today, Hunter updated us on his latest injury, and it’s his worst one yet. “When it rains it pours,” Hunter said from his Instagram account. “Been a very rough past month. Two days ago, whilst training, long story short, my foot hit the ground and twisted the wrong way and as of now looks to be a torn ACL, meniscus and mild sprain to the MCL. To say I’m gutted is an understatement, bit of a rock bottom moment for the year. I don’t doubt I will be back. Nothing but another little bump in our road to success. Plan now is simple, rehabilitation and get back to 100%. Thank you to all of my supporters, sponsors and team, appreciate you guys so much. Not how we wanted to end the year, but hey.. sh#t happens. I will be back.”
This is another tough blow to Hunter and the GEICO / Honda squad, but with 7 months before the start of the Eastern Regional 250SX Championship, he may have time to get healthy and possibly rejoin his team when we go east on February 15. Either way, Hunter has done enough in 2019 to prove his value and we will no doubt see him back on the track soon enough.