Earlier today MotoXAddicts.com stated that Zach Osborne will sit out the remainder of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship due to a shoulder injury he sustained in a crash at the 2018 Thunder Valley Motocross, and TransWorld Motocross has confirmed the news after contacting people close to Osborne. The Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider was collected in an incident with a number of riders as the entered the first turn during 250 Moto Two and the crash knocked his left shoulder out of place. As one of the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team members straightened his bike, Osborne was able to put the shoulder back in and rejoined the moto to finish twentieth place, which scored him a single championship point. During our interview after the race, Osborne told us that he would see a doctor this week to learn the extent of the injury. That check-up determined that surgery would be necessary and Osborne will go under the knife soon.
This injury will sideline Osborne for the remainder of the summer and ends his run to defend his 2017 250 title in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
UPDATE JUNE 6 10:16 AM | The Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team has issued a press release regarding Osborne’s injury and confirms that he will miss the rest of the summer due to a torn labrum.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne is out for the remainder of the 2018 Pro Motocross season. The disappointment of this announcement comes after Osborne was involved in a first turn pile-up during the start of Moto Two at the Thunder Valley National this past weekend in Lakewood, Colorado. He sustained a shoulder injury, torn labrum, which will
require surgery. Recovery time needed extends past the current 2018 motocross season. We expect Osborne to make a successful recovery and cannot wait to see him back on the track!
Zach Osborne: "I am extremely bummed to say the least. This fourth consecutive championship aboard the FC 250 was one that I wanted bad. It's almost surreal that it has come to an end, but I know everything happens for a reason. I'll use this time to prepare mentally and physically for the challenge of my first year in the 450 class. I am excited to get my recovery started and move onto the next step of my career!”