News 6 Jun 2024

Mosiman to miss all of Pro Motocross with neck injury

Pre-season crash prior to Fox Raceway fractured bones in Mosiman's neck.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Michael Mosiman will miss the entire AMA Pro Motocross Championship after the team revealed a crash prior to the season led to fractures in Mosiman’s neck. With an anticipated return to riding at 12 weeks for the California native, the team stated they are focusing on getting Mosiman back to full health before he gets behind the gate again.

Mosiman signed with Star Racing in the middle of Monster Energy Supercross this year for a multi-year deal. He made his debut with the team at Seattle where he finished sixth before being landed on the very next week at St. Louis, ending his season early. The plan appeared to be that Mosiman would return to racing at the start of Pro Motocross, but a practice crash left him with fractures in his neck.

“It’s super disappointing to get injured so close to the start of the outdoor season, especially feeling as good as I was,” said Mosiman. “The team had put in so many hard hours to give me the best bike possible, and I hadn’t felt that comfortable and confident in a long time. It’s heart-wrenching for us both to have put in so much work and not be able to show what I can do at the races.”

The team also stated that it’s likely Nate Thrasher will miss the rest of Pro Motocross as well after it was revealed he sustained a broken collarbone prior to Hangtown. Thrasher had it operated on this week and currently has a return time of 10 weeks, though the team is holding hope he can be back sooner. As for Mosiman, he will not return this summer.