Unfortunately, we’re reporting yet another injury to a 250SX former field rider with kickoff to the championship a week away. Husqvarna has announced that Jalek Swallow has undergone successful surgery to repair a broken arm sustained in a practice crash yesterday. Swale posted on Instagram that he had a spiral fracture to his humerus. There is no timetable for a return to action, but as the 250SX East Region Championships begin next Saturday, February 4 in Houston, Texas, Swallow will be sidelined indefinitely.
Earlier this week, 250SX East region riders Seth Haymaker and Joe Shimoda (both of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki team) suffered injuries during separate practice crashes and will be sidelined for the first few rounds of the championship .
Connected: Malcolm Stewart to miss Anime 2 Supercross after practice crash
The following press release is from Husqvarna:
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rider Jalek Swallow underwent surgery this morning (Saturday) to repair a broken bone in his arm, which he sustained during a practice crash on Friday in Claremont, Florida.
Swallow, who was scheduled to compete in the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship aboard the FC 250, will miss the opening round next Saturday, February 4 in Houston, Texas. Details of the timeline of his recovery have not yet been determined.
This news comes on the heels of another unfortunate announcement from 450SX rider Malcolm Stewart, who also suffered a practice crash earlier this week. Stewart will be sidelined until further evaluation from doctors. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team wishes both the riders a speedy recovery.
Teammates RJ Hampshire and Christian Craig return to the starting gate for Round 4 of the AMA Supercross Championship today in Anaheim, California.
Swell posted an update on his Instagram this afternoon:
“Spent all of yesterday in the ER and having surgery today so haven’t been able to post updates. Spiral ripped my humor apart yesterday and was lucky enough to have surgery today. could show @browniemx @aldon104 And @perez_324 We really had a feeling this year was going to be a big one with the massive improvements we made, but I guess it wasn’t my time to be grateful for that support.