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Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha rider Colt Nichols has suffered a broken upper arm in a recent practice crash, news first reported by Racer X Online and confirmed by Nichols in a social media post. We heard rumors that Nichols had suffered a crash last week, but our inquiries led to little information apart from a “little hiccup” comment. Nichols detailed the injury a bit more with an Instagram image that states he underwent surgery to help repair the damage and will be ready for the start of the 250 East Coast SX portion of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series.

Nichols is entering his second year with the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha squad. Injuries slightly disrupted Nichols in 2017, as he suffered a broken femur in the preseason but recovered in time to start the 250 East Coast SX region and scored two top-five finishes in the first three rounds. His Supercross season came to an end after a practice crash prior to Daytona resulted in a torn MCL and broken tibia bone in his leg. Nichols returned for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and with a number of top-five finishes over the summer, was ranked seventh overall in the 250 championship.