Chase Sexton crashed during qualifying in Atlanta, causing the practice to be red-flagged. GEICO Honda announced earlier this week that the crash resulted in a broken femur for Sexton. There is no word yet on when he is expected to return.
Chase Sexton’s supercross debut has been highly anticipated. The much-touted GEICO Honda rookie was supposed to make his debut at the opener of 250SX East Championship in Minneapolis, but a wrist injury delayed that to the second round in Atlanta. This femur injury will most likely delay his SX debut all the way to next year now.
My Opinion: Wow… this kid just can’t stay healthy. He’s expected to be VERY fast, however he has never had the chance to prove this! He injured his knee ahead of his professional motocross debut last summer, injured his wrist in December, and now a broken femur!! Sexton must have really pissed off the MX gods somewhere along the line, because his much-anticipated professional career is currently non-existent.
I really hope that he can get himself together and stay healthy for all of 2018, because I’m interested to see if he can battle near the top. Now, the question will be whether or not we will get to see him at all this year. Depending on the severity of the injury, he may struggle to return even for the MX season.
Heal up soon Chase!
Cover Photo from GEICO Honda.