Back at the 2020 Arlington SX—just two races after returning from what many considered an unjust 2-year suspension from WADA for testing positive for a banned substance—Broc Tickle broke his hand and just one practice into his return from injury on Sunday in Salt Lake City, the JGR / Suzuki rider broke his pinkie and was forced to drop out of the event. It is beginning to look like Broc and the JGR team—who have suffered a myriad of injured riders in ’20—need to start praying to the moto gods more often or something, because it just doesn’t seem meant to be at the moment.
“I was really happy to be back at the races,” Broc Tickle said today. “I made it through three-quarters of the first practice and started putting the track together before I crashed. The bike flipped on top of me and it made contact with my right hand. I learned that I have a fracture in my right pinky metacarpal. I am bummed but I’m going to get some therapy and rest to get ready for next Sunday.”
With that, it sounds like Broc is going to also miss this Wednesday’s upcoming race in Salt Lake City to rest and try to be somewhat ready to go for round 13 next Sunday. For Broc’s and the JGR’s team sake, we hope the #20 can get healthy enough to line up. We will update you more if there are more developments later.