Over the weekend a rumor circulated that Zach Osborne had suffered an injury that would force him to miss rounds of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series. On Wednesday, this was confirmed by the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team in a press release that states Osborne damaged his collarbone and will undergo surgery to repair the damage. As a result, the four to six-week recovery window will keep him from lining up at the start of the series in what’s to be his rookie 450 season.
Although there was speculation that Osborne’s place would be filled by Dean Wilson, that piece of information is absent from the press release and it seems unlikely that Wilson will abandon his well-supported independent program for a short-time ride.
The press release is posted in full below…
During a routine practice day, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's, Zach Osborne, sustained an injury to his collarbone. The injury requires surgery, which will take place tomorrow and has a four to six week recovery time. Only a few days away from the opening round of AMA Supercross, Osborne was due to make is 450SX class debut aboard the FC 450 Rockstar Edition.
Zach Osborne: "I am extremely bummed at the timing of this injury. I feel that I have reached a level of riding that I never had in my career, on a bike that I'm so very comfortable with. I know that everything happens for a reason and I'll be back as soon as possible!"