Injured Richardson hopeful of Port Adelaide start

News 17 Oct 2019

Injured Richardson hopeful of Port Adelaide start

Honda-mounted privateer suffers foot injuries in Brisbane crash.

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Dual SX2 champion Jackson Richardson is hopeful of racing the night show at Port Adelaide’s second round of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship this weekend after suffering multiple foot injuries in a qualifying crash at Brisbane.

The Honda-mounted privateer was forced to eject while negotiating a rhythm section during the opening qualifying session of the season, the impact upon landing breaking all five toes on his right foot.

The popular Queenslander, who continued to ride during Brisbane’s night show before an error off the start in his heat race denied him of transferring to the SX1 main events, will attempt to ride in South Australia, where he’ll evaluate the pain of the injury during the event’s practice session.

“I misjudged one of the rhythms and gave it a bit more gas than I anticipated, the front-end came up – and it was right up – it all happened so quickly, so I thought the best thing to do was to let go and try and land on my feet,” Richardson explained to “My right leg stuck in the ground when I landed – my foot just folded back a bit.

“The short story is I’ve broken all my toes – it’s not actually on my toes, but it’s like the knuckles on my foot. Right now, it’s gotten better since the weekend, but I’m just waiting to see how it feels by Saturday. I’m just going to rest it in the next couple of days and see how it feels coming into the weekend.

“I’ll make the call around practice, because I rode with it a bit on the weekend, so I know I can ride with it. I’ve just got to find a way to get rid of the pain a bit – I’ll figure it out.”

Richardson has pulled together a list of sponsors together for his rookie season in the premier class, attracting energy drink giant Rockstar Energy as a major backer of his efforts.


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