Never news we want to post, especially days before the start of the new race season. Jon Ames has announced that a practice crash last Friday resulted in a compound fracture to the ulna and radius bones in his left arm. As bad as that sounds, things got worse on Saturday as the injury led to compartment syndrome, a condition caused by swelling and pressure build-up in an injured area that if not treated in time can require the amputation of the appendage. Luckily, it sounds like Ames and the medical staff caught the issue in time and he will soon visit doctors in Colorado to determine a full recovery plan. Ames has already undergone three surgeries to stabilize and repair the damage, but more treatment will be required.
Ames is part of the two-rider Rockwell Racing Yamaha team for 2019 alongside Mitchell Harrison, which will contest the 250 West Coast region of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series.
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