Justin Bogle will miss the final three rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
By Hayden Gregory
The GEICO Honda rider was taken to hospital following a crash at the Southwick National in July. Bogle missed the following two rounds at Spring Creek and Washougal as a precaution and was expected to take his place this weekend.
Unfortunately for Bogle the injury has not healed in time meaning his rookie 450 season is now over. The rider took to instagram to share the disappointing news with fans.
“Hey everyone, I wanted to reach out to all of you and let you know that I am unfortunately going to miss the last 3 nationals of the year. My second moto crash at Southwick did more damage to my neck than what we previously thought. I’ve been doing therapy and following my doctors advice but unfortunately I am still not able to ride. I want to be out on the track and putting that awesome Geico Honda up at the front, but for now I’m just not able to. For now the best decision to take is to let my neck heal up 100% before getting back on the bike. That time frame is 3-4 more weeks, which puts me off the bike until after the last national. I’m bummed about missing the last few rounds as they are some of my favorite tracks, but this is the best decision for my health and being 100% ready for 2017. Thanks again to all of my sponsors and fans for all of the support.”