News 24 Feb 2024

Ongoing elbow issue forces Craig out of Arlington round

Return date is yet to be determined for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Christian Craig is sitting out Arlington tonight as Monster Energy Supercross resumes with round seven, taking time to recover from ongoing trouble with his elbow injury sustained last year.

The 32-year-old missed much of last season after injuring his right elbow at Glendale and then requiring multiple surgeries, however, he will now seek further medical advice as a result of re-aggravating the injury in recent weeks.

“Christian’s elbow has been slowly getting a little more irritated over the past couple of weeks,” team manager Nathan Ramsey confirmed. “On Thursday before coming to Arlington, it was at its worst and then he tried to ride press day, but it just wasn’t happening. He’s re-aggravated it and unfortunately will not be riding this weekend. From this point, we will do everything we can to assess what’s going on and to get him back out there, back at full form as soon as possible.”

An attempt to line up in Texas on the FC 450 Rockstar Edition saw Craig on track during Friday’s press activities at AT&T Stadium, before deciding to sit out the round. A possible return date is yet to be determined and additional information on his condition will be made available in due course.