Broc Grabham's promising 2015 off-road racing season has suffered a timely blow that will leave the Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team rider sidelined for around six weeks.
Grabham was riding a grass track motocross last Sunday morning when he was hit from behind by another rider causing his bike to high-side. The resulting crash sent Grabham to the ground, ultimately injuring his shoulder.
Grabham sought immediate medical attention where it was determined he broke his greater tubercle humerus. As a result Grabham will sit out this weekend's Hattah Desert Race and further medical investigation this week will give a clearer indication of recovery time.
“I'm really dissapointed,” said Grabham from his home in Bathurst.
“It was a small crash and I know the rider behind me didn't mean to hit me. It was really slippery and it just happened. The tip of my shoulder is broken and it's fairly painful. I can't lift my arm so there's no way I can ride at the moment. I'm looking to see a specialist doctor next week so I know exactly where I stand but at the moment it's looking like six weeks recovery. I want to treat it right but I also want to be back on the bike as soon as possible.” explained Grabham.
The injury is an unfortunate blow to Grabham's recent good form and a blow to the Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team's Hattah Desert Race effort.
“Broc has been riding very well and we were positive he was going to give the Hattah top five a shake this year,” said Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team Manager, Stephen Tuff.
“The team is really disappointed for Broc and we hope he recovers quickly. We all know injuries occur in this sport, like most others, but you can't help but feel for him. He's been riding well and guiding the team to worthy results. Broc is a smart competitor and wants nothing more than to be back out there racing on the 450SEF-R, so we wish him a speedy recovery.” Tuff said.
The Motul Pirelli Sherco Enduro Team will be competing at the Hattah Desert Race near Mildura this weekend with Justin Carafa, the sole team member in Grabham's absence. Carafa will pilot a 300SE-R in the tough seven-lap cross country race.
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