Yamaha Factory Supercrosser Cooper Webb On The Mend, Will Miss This Weekend's Atlanta MotoFest
After going down hard in his heat race last Saturday night at the
Minneapolis Supercross, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha
Factory Racing TeamCooper Webb missed the 450SX main event, and
he's also been ruled out for this Saturday's Atlanta MotoFest and
Supercross due to the shoulder injury he sustained. The
announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division
Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Providing his account of what happened in Minneapolis, Cooper said, "I felt great in qualifying, and then, I pulled the holeshot in the heat. I was leaned over in the turn heading into the first rhythm section when I spun the rear wheel. I wasn't able to get through that section the way I wanted to, and unfortunately, another rider's rear wheel basically landed on the left side of my handlebars, and I went down.
"I flew to California, and I've been working with Dr. G (Dr. Rey Gubernick) this week. I had an MRI today [Tuesday], and it showed deep bruising. We were concerned that there was a fracture to the scapula [shoulder blade], so it was great news that the MRI revealed just a bruise. The plan right now is to work with Dr. G all week, and then, get back on my bike as soon as possible and see how I feel. I'm really disappointed that I can't be in Atlanta this weekend for the big MotoFest. It's the closest Supercross event to my home in North Carolina, and I was looking forward to seeing my family and friends, and of course, meet all the awesome fans in Atlanta. And, I was really looking forward to getting a great result at the final Supercross in the Georgia Dome. I'm working hard this week to rehab from the injury and return to racing as soon as possible."
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