Suzuki MXGP Arminas Jasikonis looks likely to miss the rest of this season after dislocating his hip in the first of yesterday’s two motos in America.
Jasikonis was in a podium spot in the opening race but landed badly from a tabletop and was hit by his own bike, resulting in a trip to hospital. Team boss Stefan Everts doesn’t hold out much hope of him finishing the season.
“A hip dislocation normally takes many months to come back fully, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Obviously we all wish him the best and will do everything we can to make his recovery as swift as possible,” said Everts.
“He got a good start, moving into third position and was jumping the tabletop when the bike dug-in on soft ground as he landed. He went over the handlebars and the bike hit him and he dislocated his right hip. It’s been put back by the medical team and it’s not looking too bad but he has to have another check-up scan.
“Providing it is all ok, he should be able to travel back with the team, but in what condition, I don’t know. It will be tough travelling for him but it’ll be good to get him back to Belgium so we can do all the tests there.”