News 19 Apr 2024

Shoulder injury forces Hammaker out of Nashville

Round 13 crash leaves the 23-year-old to the sidelines.

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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Seth Hammaker will miss this weekend’s Nashville Supercross due to a shoulder injury sustained in Foxborough, the team announced on Friday morning. Hammaker crashed out of the Foxborough Supercross early in the main event and was unable to finish the race. While Hammaker had commented that he hoped to be back for Nashville, it appears the decision has been made to focus on getting the 23-year-old back to full health.

Despite two DNF results already this year for Hammaker, the Kawasaki man is still eighth in points in the 250SX East standings. Having collected two podiums in Daytona and Birmingham, things were going well for Hammaker through the midpoint of the season. But some crashes at the Indianapolis Triple Crown and the subsequent DNF in Foxborough turned things the other way quickly.

His Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team are now down to just two riders for this weekend’s 250SX East/West Showdown. Max Vohland is still recovering from a dislocated hip, and Austin Forkner is still sidelined with broken L3 and L4 vertebrae after his crash while leading the Arlington Supercross. That leaves 250SX West points leader Levi Kitchen and 250SX East points leader Cameron McAdoo as the sole riders under the PC tent this weekend.

The team said further updates on Hammaker’s status moving forward in the season will soon be made available.