Irvine, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2005) — Team Kawasaki rider James Stewart had successful surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday to repair a fractured radius bone in his left forearm. Stewart sustained the injury during a crash in the final 250 practice session at the THQ AMA Supercross event in Phoenix. Earlier in the afternoon, Stewart posted the fastest lap time of the final practice session at 51.281 seconds.
“It’s too early to speculate how soon James will return to racing, said Bruce Stjernstrom, Kawasaki’s director of racing. “That decision will be up to James and Kawasaki.