CHINO, Calif. – official team release — Yoshimura Suzuki photo —
Blake Baggett underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken collarbone that he suffered in the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship last Saturday at Hangtown in Sacramento, California.
The surgery was successful and Baggett is aiming to return to competition with the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing squad on June 18 for the High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.
Baggett finished third in the first moto at Hangtown before falling during the second moto and suffering the injury.
“There was a possibility that I might have been able to race this weekend,” Baggett said. “But I was told that any fall could cause further damage, so in consultation with my doctors and the team we decided on a recovery plan that will give me time to fully heal and be ready to go by High Point. It’s tough anytime you miss races, but fortunately we have a break in the calendar after the next two rounds, so that will give me a good amount of time to be fully prepared for High Point.”
Baggett’s teammate James Stewart is nursing a tender shoulder after a fall at Hangtown and is day to day, with a decision on his status for Saturday’s race at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernandino, California yet to be determined.
CREDIT: Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing