Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jordon Smith has had a horrific couple of years; those have been littered with injuries. The streak of bad luck is continuing as well, unfortunately, as it has been confirmed that the shoulder that he dislocated in Monster Energy Supercross required surgery and will rule him out of 2021 Monster Energy Supercross. Smith released the following statement on social media with exact details.
“What’s up guys. Well, I was not really wanting to have to share this post. Unfortunately, I tried to ride a couple of weeks ago to see how my shoulder was feeling. I knew it was still pretty sore. I didn’t even make it a lap and I knew that it just was not feeling like it should be. I went back to the doctor, and the doctor said that if it was not feeling better at that point than I was probably going to need to get surgery. About two weeks ago I got surgery. I already started rehab, trying to get it feeling better. It has not really been hurting too much and it has been feeling pretty good. It has been a pretty easy recovery so far. We are just looking forward to getting healthy again and getting back on the bike. It has been a rough couple of years, but I just want to thank everyone behind me; the whole Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki team, all of the sponsors to the team, everyone that works there for sticking behind me. There has been some tough times, but we’ll be back and back up there on the top step of the podium.”
Smith raced four main events this season; a twentieth, tenth, twenty-second and seventh were his results. Smith only raced four events last year too, his first season with Kawasaki, and finished outside of the top ten in two of those. Unbelievably, he only did four Monster Energy Supercross rounds in 2019 too. It has really been a very difficult period for him – he last stood on the podium in May 2018. That drought currently sits at 1141 days.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Align Media