Toronto was tough on the Motorcycle Superstore/Suzuki team, with both Jimmy Albertson and Kyle Cunningham sustaining injuries from practice crashes. The two veteran racers continued on through the night despite the pain, but this had a very massive impact on their finishes in the main event: Albertson was seventeenth in the 250 main, Cunningham was nineteenth in the 450 main event.
The team has issued a press release that states both riders will be on the sidelines for this weekend’s 2016 Detroit SX at Ford Field.
Cunningham told us before the race on Saturday night that getting through the program would be a challenge due to limited movement in his wrist, and it ultimately was the reason he pulled off of the track. According to the PR, further medical evaluation this week determined there is no fracture to his hand or wrist but Cunningham and the team have decided to sit out and recover before the Santa Clara round, where he will return to the 250 class. Cunningham is currently ninth in the 250 West Coast SX Championship standings.
Albertson’s get-off occurred in the early afternoon, and while the 250 class rider was in pain throughout the day, did not know the full extent of the injury until Sunday morning. A trip to the emergency room revealed a fracture to his sternum, and it’s incredible that Albertson was able to make it through the day at all. Since SX returns to the West Coast for one round, Albertson will have three total weeks to heal before his next event, the Indianapolis SX.
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