Jason Anderson has sustained a hand injury that will keep the factory Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider out from competitive action for much of the outdoor season, starting with his withdrawal from this weekend’s Thunder Valley National (Lakewood).
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson has sustained a broken hand following a practice crash that took place Thursday in his home state of New Mexico.
Anderson is expected to miss six to eight weeks of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, beginning with this Saturday’s Thunder Valley MX National in Lakewood, Colorado.
Team Manager Stephen Westfall said: “It’s very unfortunate that Jason had a crash while practicing today, resulting in a broken right hand. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back to the races ASAP.”
Anderson’s broken hand could possibly put him out of Pro Motocross until at least the Unadilla National (round eight), which is the first round of the series after the summer break. The Washougal National on July 24 is perhaps too soon for the 28-year-old’s return.
Jason Anderson said: “Bummed to say that I will not be making it this weekend. Started my first moto this morning [Thursday] at practice and off of a jump my chain snapped… something completely out of my control.
“I broke my hand and knocked some teeth out. I gotta get it all handled on Monday (recovery timeline) and I will be back racing these outdoors at the end of the season.
“Sorry to my team and all the supporters but damn 2021 been a rough year for me… let’s end this sh*t on a good note though!”
Anderson had a solid start to his 2021 Pro Motocross campaign at Fox Raceway last weekend, finishing the round with a sixth-place overall after finishing 10th and then fourth in the motos.