Here’s something we never want to see a few weeks away from the start of a new race season: Christian Craig has suffered a broken thumb and will not race the 250 West Coast portion of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series as initially planned. The GEICO Honda rider had a small crash on Friday and it resulted in a “Bennett's Fracture,” which is at the base of the thumb and impairs the ability to grip. Per Craig, the crash was small but the recovery timeframe will interfere with the preparation for the Supercross kickoff in early January so the team has instead put him on the East Coast, which will take place in Minneapolis in February.
GEICO Honda rider RJ Hampshire recently stated that he will race the West Coast, so we now assume that Chase Sexton will also be assigned to contest the West Coast. This means Craig will join rookie Supercross racer Hunter Lawrence on the East Coast. As for Jeremy Martin, it’s rather unlikely that he will race the indoor series due to his continued recovery from the back injury he sustained last summer.
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Had a small tip over in a corner yesterday and I mean SMALL. When I went to pick my bike up, my thumb felt locked. I went straight to get a x ray and found out I have a Bennett's fracture. Luckily, it should be an easy procedure early next week. Looks like I will be lining up in Minneapolis to fight for the east coast championship