Forkner out of title chase

Injury sidelines Austin Forkner

Austin Forkner had a turbulent night in Minneapolis, round seven of the 250SX East series, but it started in the best way possible. After winning the first of three main events, he hit the dirt countless times over the next two races and eventually withdrew prematurely. It has now become apparent that he broke his collarbone in the final spill.

"Pretty bummed about my riding in the second and third mains, just think I was being impatient in the second one which caused more mistakes and then ended the night in that third one," Austin Forkner wrote on his various social media accounts. "Pretty sure just a broken collarbone from what I have been told as of right now, which is pretty much what I felt as soon as I crashed. It is not from a lack of effort just does not go ur [sic] way sometimes. I guess I'll see you guys in outdoors."

Austin Forkner was just seven points down on Zach Osborne entering Minneapolis, but has now slipped to fourth and faces a seventeen-point deficit. The first round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series will held on the third weekend in May, May 19 to be exact, so he has a little less than five weeks to recover.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi

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