Following the conclusion of the Australian Supercross Championship at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney last weekend, Luke Clout admits he raced through a broken wrist at the final two rounds.
Scoring two podiums at the first two rounds, the factory KTM rider’s season took a turn at Geelong’s third stop when he viscously crashed out of the evening while leading the field.
It’s understood a suspected knee injury drew the most serious concern, allowing a broken bone in his wrist to go undetected until undergoing scans after Port Adelaide’s penultimate stop. Electing to finish out the year with seventh overall at Sydney, Clout will press on for the S-X Open Auckland next weekend, marking round two of the Monster Energy S-X Open Supercross FIM Oceania Championship.
“When I crashed at Geelong, we originally thought that my knee was the main issue,” Clout explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “It turns out the knee was the least thing to be worried about – I got it checked, but I didn’t get my wrists checked because we thought it was nothing.
“I struggled with grip racing in Adelaide, so I got an x-ray the Monday after and found out I have a broken bone in my wrist. I pretty much didn’t ride up until Sydney, so I’ve just been nursing it – it’s nothing too major, but I do have a bit of pain.
“I got through Sydney and Adelaide with a broken wrist, and it’s not ideal not being able ride much during the week, but I’m getting more riding and preparation in now before New Zealand.”
The popular number four finished sixth in the championship rankings, completing just his second campaign in the premier SX1 ranks.