News 13 Oct 2020

Extent of Hunter Lawrence shoulder injury to require surgery

Sights now set on a strong recovery heading into 2021 season.

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The extent of Hunter Lawrence’s shoulder injury will require surgery after he suffered a dislocation again in Fox Raceway’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross finals.

Lawrence was fourth overall at Thunder Valley’s penultimate round, however, the 20-year-old was injured in the second qualifier at the Pala circuit.

His shoulder initially popped out at Loretta Lynn’s 2 and this is another disappointing injury blow for the highly-capable Geico Honda rider, who has vowed to return stronger next year once his shoulder is repaired during the off-season.

“Unfortunately my shoulder popped out in second qualification at Fox Raceway, which wasn’t ideal, but after the first shoulder injury back at Loretta Lynn’s we knew there was a chance it could be good and a chance it could happen again,” he explained.

“We rolled the dice and gambled on building my shoulder stronger even more, which did help me get through the rest of the races, but it could not handle my 100 percent, which I felt like I was coming into full form these past two weekends.

“[I’m] going to take a few weeks after the small surgery to tidy it up and be ready for a great 2021. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to [Geico Honda] for giving me the chance to come to the country of opportunity and chase my dreams – will never be forgotten.”

With Geico Honda closing its doors after losing its longtime title sponsor, Lawrence is understood to be remaining with Honda to ride a factory CRF250R alongside younger brother Jett from the 2021 season.