During qualifying practice this morning at the 2021 Indianapolis 2 SX, Jason Anderson dislocated a finger and pulled out of both the qualifying sessions early due to pain. Even with the pain and not completing either of the qualifying sessions, the #21 did qualify for the night show with the 35th fastest overall lap time in the 450SX class.
When we originally posted this injury report there had been no official word whether or not Jason will race tonight, but the #21 Rockstar Energy / Husqvarna has since posted an update.
“Been a really tough start to my season,” Jason Anderson said moments ago from his social media accounts. “My results are not where they have been in past years and I’m not happy about it at all. Today I didn’t crash or anything, I just landed, my hand slipped and I dislocated my finger. As much as a frustration it’s been, there’s no place I’d rather be than here trying to problem solve how to go faster and be better on my dirt bike! Sorry to my sponsors and fansbut I’m gonna heal up and be back out there trying hard ASAP!”
So it’s official; Jason will miss tonight’s race and likely Saturday’s Indianapolis 3 SX as well. The former 450SX Champ has not had the results he expects from himself so far to start the 2021 season with a 15-8-8-7 scorecard—currently 12th in Championship standings—but he has been looking better with each main event. This will no doubt set him back even further.
We will update you more on Jason’s condition after we hear from him or his team on his condition and their future plans on a return to racing.