News 5 Mar 2024

Craig to undergo another surgery on troubled elbow injury

Factory Husqvarna 450SX entry to remain on the sidelines.

Image: Octopi Media.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Christian Craig will undergo another surgery on his troublesome elbow, sidelining him indefinitely.

The former 250SX West champion withdrew from Arlington’s seventh round of Monster Energy Supercross last month after re-aggravating the elbow injury that sidelined him for majority of last year, while he was also absent from the 450SX field at Daytona’s eighth round on Saturday.

The team has since revealed that the 32-year-old is scheduled for surgery this week, which will further delay a return to racing, although the statement stopped short of indicting a timeframe.

“Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 450SX regular Christian Craig is scheduled to undergo surgery [this] week on his ongoing elbow injury, which will extend his time on the sidelines,” the team announced following Daytona. “We look forward to welcoming him back to racing once he is healed and healthy to line up again.”

Craig has experienced a luckless season so far, with a season-best result of 12th coming at Glendale’s sixth round of the season. Teammate Guillem Farres is also currently recovering from injury after undergoing surgery on a broken femur sustained late last month.