June 03 (19:52)
Shaun Simpson has now had x-rays on his injured hand and the results are not great, but it could have been so much worse. A fractured metacarpal in his right hand will sideline him in the coming weeks, as he confirmed in a social-media statement earlier today.
"Blaxhall chestnut fencing: 1. My fifth metacarpal: 0. Luckily it's not displaced and won't require surgery, but it does mean I'll be out of action for the next couple of GPs."
It seems likely that Shaun Simpson will miss the upcoming events in Russia, Latvia and Germany. One would presume that returning for the fifth round of the 2019 Maxxis British Championship, Desertmartin on June 30, would be a priority though, seeing as he only trails Tommy Searle by five points currently.
June 02 (21:12)
A horrific first-turn crash at the fourth round of the 2019 Maxxis British Championship left a handful of stars nursing injuries, like RFX KTM's Shaun Simpson. Simpson hurt his hand in the fall but soldiered on in an attempt to gain valuable championship points and keep his title hopes alive. What is the extent of the damage that he sustained? Simpson released the following statement.
"After today's big start crash I feel lucky to have been able to ride in at least some capacity. I could only manage 7-4 in the motos, meaning I've lost my championship lead but I'm still only five points behind. It was damage limitation today and fearing I may have fractured my right hand I just wanted to ride through the pain and scrape as many points as I could and keep my championship hopes alive. Big speedy recovery to @RyanHoughton119. Updates to follow tomorrow after an x-ray check up."
The Grand Prix of Russia, round eight of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship, is the next appointment for Shaun Simpson, although it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to compete or not. #24 currently sits twelfth in the premier class at an international level.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX