Jake Moss will be sidelined for the remainder of the MX Nationals with a shoulder injury

Jake Moss Out of MX Nats

19 Jul 2011

Serco Yoshimura Yamaha’s Jake Moss has had to pull the pin on the remaining two rounds of the 2011 Rockstar MX Nationals after scans from his Albury Wodonga crash revealed his shoulder injury was more serious than originally thought.

Moss underwent surgery earlier this week on his shoulder to repair tendon damage that occurred in a fall during race one of the Pro Lites in Albury. He expected to begin rehab immediately but will require six weeks off the bike to regain strength. Moss is expected to make a full recovery and be back in action for the SuperX Championship starting in October.

“It was sore in the days after the crash and my original thought was that it was just banged up and some rest was all I needed. But further investigation showed some tendon damage on my shoulder and surgery would be required to reattach tendon to my shoulder,” Moss explains.

“It’s disappointing for myself and the Serco Yoshimura Yamaha team as each round our results and speed were getting better and I think that we were in a good position to challenge for race and round wins.”

“The positive is that doctors say there will be no long term damage and my shoulder will be 100%. I will be go to good for SuperX,” Moss finishes.

Taking the spot vacant spot on the Serco Yoshimura Yamaha team will be New South Wales Yamaha support rider Luke Styke. Styke, the 2009 Under 19 motocross champion, has battled hard in 2011 but impressed many with his fighting spirit and turned in some handy results where he currently sits 10th in the Pro Lites class.

“While it may only be the final two rounds it still is a great opportunity to race for a professional team and on a factory bike,” Styke offers. “I was pumped to get the call from the Serco team and I can’t wait to get on the start line for Moree and Coolum.”

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