Michael Jordan Motorsports’ (MJM) Aaron Yates will miss the remaining two rounds of the 2010 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Championship.
Yates had hoped to participate in the last two events of the series after an encouraging attempt to compete at the last round at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, VA.
After practice and qualifying eighth at VIR, Yates felt he wasn’t quite ready to compete at race distances and pulled out of the event. His rehabilitation seemed to be going well until he recently experienced some pain in his leg while walking.
Aaron Yates says: "I’d been exercising and feeling good all last week. Then, at the beginning of this week, I was just walking down the sidewalk and heard a pop and felt something in my leg. Apparently, the plate separated from the bone or something like that and it looks like I’m going to need some more surgery."
"I’m real bummed because I was feeling pretty good at VIR and thought that with the extra time, I should be able to ride pretty decent at the last couple of races. I really wanted to be out there with my team and fans and finish off the season."
Yates is scheduled to see a specialist to determine exactly what additional surgery will be required. In the meantime, Michael Jordan Motorsports’ Brett McCormick will continue to fill in for Yates at the last two events of the season.
The 2010 Michael Jordan Motorsports team’s next event begins today and continues through the weekend at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.