News 12 Mar 2020

Osborne ruled out of Supercross remainder following further scans

Factory Husqvarna rider hopeful of returning for Pro Motocross opener.

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Additional scans have revealed further injuries for Zach Osborne, ruling him out of the remainder of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider initially suffered a broken rib, two bruised lungs and a sprained wrist in a practice crash ahead of the Atlanta Supercross.

However, further medical checks have determined he has in fact sustained three compression fractures in his back, as well a fractured wrist. He’s hopeful of lining up at Hangtown’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener.

“Unfortunately I received some rough news this week about my current injuries,” Osborne said in a statement. “I was originally told at the hospital I that I had one broken rib, two bruised and partially collapsed lungs and a sprained wrist. After two weeks of significant discomfort from what I thought was a broken rib, I was advised to get more checks.

“I underwent an MRI on my abdomen which revealed three compression fractures in my back as well as two other fractures. An x-ray on my wrist showed a small fracture as well. I’m not sure how all of this was missed at my original hospital visit but it’s nice to have some answers and to be moving forward and closer to being back to my normal self.

“I’m grateful for all the people around me and their support through what has been a very tough year for me. The plan for now is to get well and be back to 100 percent health for the opening outdoor national at Hangtown.”

Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Indianapolis round this weekend, followed by the Seattle stop at the end of the month, have been cancelled.