Just a week after stating that an ulnar nerve issue is causing numbness and tingling in his arm, Justin Bogle has undergone the surgery necessary to repair the damage. The procedure was completed on Monday, August 6th, and will rule the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing rider out of competition for the final three rounds of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Bogle’s issue comes as a result of the broken humerus he sustained from the 2018 San Diego Supercross crash. Although the bone has healed, the nerve was trapped by scar tissue and would cause Bogle’s hands to go numb just moments into a moto.
A social media update from Bogle and a full press release from the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team is posted in full below…
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team's Justin Bogle will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The Cushing, Oklahoma native underwent a successful submuscular ulnar nerve transposition surgery this morning to repair the damaged ulnar nerve in his upper right arm. Bogle had been dealing with fatigue and loss of strength in his hand since returning to racing last month following a long layoff due to a broken upper right arm sustained at the San Diego Supercross.
"I came into 2018 with high hopes, but I was hit with a number of uncontrollable circumstances," stated Bogle. "The year went sideways and never straightened out. Originally I wanted to finish the last three rounds of the Nationals, but after further consulting with my doctors, we decided to get surgery in order to fix my arm and start with a clean slate moving forward. Unfortunately, I will miss the remaining Nationals. Thanks to the team for backing my decision after what has been a really difficult season."
Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht understands Bogle's situation and stands by his decision to get surgery. "Justin has had a tough year with injuries. He couldn't seem to catch a break. I commend him on coming back and trying his hardest, despite the fact that he wasn't 100 percent. Justin put the Suzuki RM-Z450 up front in six of the past eight motos and showed good speed. I hope he makes a full recovery and can get back on track."
Thank you to all the people in my corner that believe in me and to my team @jgrmx for supporting me through this nightmare year. Patience always tastes bitter but the aftertaste is so sweet. Got the arm fixed up today so that I can be myself on the bike again for more than 2 laps and can get ready for 2019. If I didn't believe in myself so damn much I wouldn't keep coming back, but I do. #yungnoquit #bouncebackboyz #KEEPITMOVIN