We have learned that Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider Jason Anderson had a crash on Monday during a practice moto and possibly suffered injuries that will sideline him from the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series. The initial word that we heard is a broken arm and lacerated kidney, and we’ve reached out to the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team for confirmation.
We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.
Just as we learned this, Jason Weigandt of Racer X Online posted a similar story regarding the defending Monster Energy Supercross 450 class champion.
UPDATE JANUARY 22ND 11:25 AM | The team has confirmed Anderson crashed on Monday and sustained a broken arm and a broken rib. The timetable for recovery is six to eight weeks, which will keep Anderson from lining up at Oakland, San Diego, and beyond.
The team has issued a press release on the matter, which details the injury and necessary surgery. It is posted in full below…
During a routine practice day following Round 3 of the AMA Supercross World Championship series, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's, Jason Anderson, sustained an injury to his left arm. Anderson has broken his arm in two places, as well as a fractured rib. The injury requires surgery, which will take place today and has an expected recovery time of at least eight weeks. His return to racing is to be determined and further recovery updates will follow. Jason Anderson currently sits in seventh place in the points standings for the AMA Supercross World Championship series.
Jason Anderson: "I am really bummed to have to say that I am out for an injury. I was struggling to find my groove but had high hopes of pushing forward to the podium in all of the upcoming rounds. I will be back stronger. Thank you for the support."
We wish Jason a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the bike to finish out the remainder of the season.