Photo by: Chase Yocom
The offseason can give riders some much needed time to rest up, recover from injuries and to have some fun play riding before starting their Supercross boot camps, but injuries still happen often.
Today, Chase Sexton updated everyone on a crash from a couple of weeks ago that put him on the couch with a broken collarbone. “Just going to give you a little UPDATE on what’s been going on lately, Chase said from his Instagram account today. “While I was up in Illinois I had a little mishap while riding with friends. I was my own mechanic for that day just having some fun on the 450 and was just doing a moto that ended up being a lot longer than I planned which resulted in me running out of gas on a jump. Ended up crashing and cracking my collarbone, it’s a bummer but it definitely could’ve been worse so I’m thankful for that. It happened a little over 2 weeks ago and luckily I don’t have to get surgery! I apologize for the delay, I just wanted to make sure the bone was healing properly and I was positive I didn’t need surgery before I said anything! I should be back on the bike in 3 weeks but in the meantime, I’ve been training off the bike with Blake Savage putting in work! Again, I’m sorry for the delay and y’all deserve to hear the truth! Thanks for all the support!”
A broken collarbone is a rather routine injury that only takes about a month to heal up, but Chase was slated to ride the 250SX Western Regional Championship and select East rounds on the 450. A month off the bike could change those plans and force him back into the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship—where he just so happens to have the #1 plate. As of now, there’s no word on whether this would change the defending 250SX East Champ’s plans, but we will update you if we hear any more on that.