Zach Bell Confirms Broken Collarbone

The 51 Fifty Energy Yamaha rider suffered the break during a crash in the 250 LCQ at Oakland.

By Hayden Gregory

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Bell will undergo surgery this week to repair the damage after being bucked off his bike going through the whoops section. It has been a troubled start to 2016 for the rider who already missed the San Diego Supercross after failing to recover in time from a midweek practice crash.

“In the LCQ, after getting knocked down right off the start I knew making the main was doubtful but I wanted to pass as many guys as possible,” he said. “There was no way I was going to quit or not put in 100 percent and then I made a mistake and that was it.”

The recovery time for Bell is still unknown serving a massive blow to the 51 Fifty Energy Yamaha team. They will now field a one man line-up with Australian hopeful Hayden Mellross at the forefront.

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