Anderson Undergoes Successful Surgery on Arm
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team’s Jason Anderson successfully underwent surgery on Thursday morning (9/3) to remove hardware that was originally used to repair a broken arm that he sustained during a 2019 practice crash.
The unplanned surgery comes after Anderson aggravated the area last Saturday (8/29) in an abrupt landing during Moto 1 of the Guaranteed Rate Ironman National, where he ultimately made the decision to end the day early due to extreme discomfort in his arm. After further evaluation by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, the x-ray results discovered that a plate and screws in his forearm had backed off the bone and surgery was immediately scheduled. The first moto winner of the season is expected to miss at least the next few rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as he mends the new repair.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Stephen Westfall: “Jason is a tough rider so when his hand and arm started to lose feeling during the first moto at Ironman, he made the smart decision to pull off and get it looked at. It’s unfortunate that he will be out for the next few rounds but we will evaluate his healing progress and determine if he’s able to return to the Pro Motocross Championship this year.”
The 2020 Pro Motocross Championship makes its way to Buchanan, Michigan, this weekend for the first-ever doubleheader at RedBud MX on September 4 and 7.