News 4 Dec 2023

Injuries outlined by Owen following Melbourne WSX scare

Preparing to return back home to the United States this month.

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Following a practice crash scare at the Melbourne 2023 World Supercross Championship (WSX) finals, Team GSM’s Jace Owen has outlined his extensive list of injuries sustained in the incident.

World championship contenders took to the track on the Friday night of the event for practice, where Owen went over the handlebars in an immense impact.

“A week from this past Friday in Melbourne, I crashed in practice and was knocked out for around five minutes, had tonic-clonic seizures for a couple of minutes, and a lot of breathing issues,” explained Owen.

“I am lucky to walk away with a concussion, four broken ribs, lacerations on my liver and lung, and a grade two AC joint separation. I am still over here in Australia, but will hopefully be released to fly home in the next week.”

After missing the final round of WSX in Australia, Owen finished the championship P15 in the SX2 division, previously finishing ninth overall in Birmingham and P12 at Etihad Stadium.