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Suzuki’s Stewart to Miss Millville Motocross

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2012 AMA Motocross Injury Update

James Stewart began the 2012 AMA Motocross Championship on a strong note. The Florida native entered the series on a new ride – the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450 – and sweep the opening rounds at Hangtown and Freestone.

But bad luck returned once again for Stewart at Thunder Valley; there, Stewart suffered a wrist injury following a crash in moto 1. Stewart would miss two rounds (High Point and Budds Creek), but return to action at RedBud, finishing 6-3.

Stewart underwent some pain RedBud, though, and has decided to miss this weekend’s Spring Creek National in Millville, his team reports. The teams says Stewart has not seen enough progress in the rehab from his recent injury to make sense to compete at this time.

Mike Webb (Team Yoshimura Suzuki Manager) says: “At this point in time it doesn’t make sense to push it. From a safety standpoint, for both James and the other riders, we just don’t want to take the chance. The injury is a little more than we thought and will simply require a bit more rehab. The plan is to stay off the bike for a couple weeks and then ride and test and come back strong for Southwick.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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