While we are in a holding pattern on racing due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the US, riders are still hard at work preparing for that moment when they get word that the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will get underway. With that, riders are still risking their asses every day turning laps, and yesterday, Monster Energy / Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger went down hard and suffered a gnarly looking dislocated wrist. “Well, unfortunately, I had a little mishap yesterday and resulted in a dislocated wrist going for surgery today,” Aaron said from his Instagram account 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.”
This is a tough blow to AP—who was looking to use the 2020 outdoor motocross season to establish himself as a player in the 450 class that’s worthy of a factory ride. So far, though, AP’s transition to the 450 class has been a rough one, but we still see him as someone that could be a contender once he gets some momentum and the confidence that comes with that. This recent string of injuries has not helped. We will keep you updated on AP’s recovery and when he is expected to get back on the bike, but it looks like it is going to be a while.