Cole To Miss Remainder Of 2016 MX Series
On Wednesday morning we heard the news that Cole Seelys 2016 season would be coming to a premature end due to a badly broken finger sustained during practice. According to the Team Honda HRC rider the break didnt result from a crash but instead when he drug his handlebars through a rut at Pala Raceway in Southern California. The injury required a plate and screws and because of this Seely will spend the rest of the summer on the sidelines. With recent success in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Seely is ranked third overall in the 450 point standings.
With Seelys injury five of the top fifteen riders in the 450 championship standings are currently out of action which includes Ryan Dungey Josh Grant Trey Canard and Jason Anderson.
The full press release from Team Honda HRC reads below
Team Honda HRC rider Cole Seely is currently in recovery after undergoing a successful operation this afternoon to his right hand which was injured while practicing at Southern Californias Pala Raceway on Tuesday June 28. The surgery was carried out at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach California where Dr. Nicholas Rose performed an open reduction internal fixation of Seelys pinky finger inserting a plate and four screws.
Seely has been having a solid year in the AMA Pro Motocross championship. Currently ranked third in points after five rounds he has scored two third-place moto finishes at Thunder Valley and Muddy Creek.
Im extremely bummed Seely said. I was starting to find a good rhythm and really had my sights set on getting my first overall podium and win in the 450 class so needless to say to have my season end with a broken pinky is disappointing. Although I cant ride Im going to continue to train and start focusing on next season.
Its really unfortunate to see Coles season end this way added Team Honda HRC manager Dan Betley. He has been gaining a lot of momentum through the opening rounds and was continuing to build himself into a great outdoor rider so were all very disappointed. The fracture to his hand was pretty severe so he was left with no choice but to get it fixed. The entire team and everyone at Honda wishes him a speedy recovery and we know hell do everything he can to get back on the bike as soon as possible.
Seelys hand is in a splint and he will visit the doctor in seven days to determine if a cast is needed.
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