We’ve learned that Jake Weimer has suffered a series of injuries after a practice crash. The SmarTop/MotoConcepts/Honda rider went down while practicing at Milestone MX Park and was taken to a nearby hospital with a broken right wrist, broken left scapula, broken left elbow, bruised ribs, a bruised right lung and a collapsed left lung.
This comes just weeks after the announcement that Weimer had signed to the SmarTop/MotoConcepts/Honda team for the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series alongside Justin Brayton and Vince Friese.
We will share more information on Weimer’s status as we learn more.
UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 17TH 2017
MotoConcepts Racing has issued a press release on Weimer’s crash, which gives a rather optimistic outlook considering the current circumstances.
September 15, 2017 (Spokane, Wash) – MotoConcepts Racing (MCR) rider Jake Weimer suffered multiple injuries following a crash that occurred this past Friday while practicing at Milestone MX Park for the upcoming Supercross season.
Weimer's injuries consist of one collapsed lung and one bruised lung, a broken rib, fractured elbow, broken scapula along with a small bone break in his right hand. While initial recovery was uncertain and not favorable, doctors have indicated a recovery prognosis of 6-8 weeks allowing Jake the opportunity to return to riding in late 2017 with the potential of racing as early as January 2018.
"Our group is saddened for Jake's situation as he was really gelling with the bike which was resulting in significant improvement in his speed," said MCR Team Manager, Tony Alessi. "I'm relieved the injuries weren't more severe and I'm optimistic we'll see Jake back on the bike soon. All of us at MCR are saddened by this turn of events and are committed to providing the necessary support to get Jake ready to compete in 2018," said Alessi.