Honda HRC’s Cole Seely will miss the rest of the 2019 US Nationals after badly injuring his shoulder while testing in Florida.
He flew home to California on Wednesday and is scheduled for an operation on Tuesday. His team say he’ll be out for three months.
“I’m extremely sad to have to sit out the remainder of the season,” Seely said. “I’ve been working really hard to continue to build myself up after my big injury last year, so to have another setback like this is very disappointing. It seems like I’ve had nothing but challenges. I want to thank all of my fans and my team for their support.”
“It’s really unfortunate to see Cole’s season end this way,” said team manager Erik Kehoe. “The beginning of this season has been a challenge for him, but he showed a lot of speed during the first moto at Colorado; it’s a bummer that we won’t be able to see how he progresses. He’s had some tough luck with injuries, but he has kept a good attitude and continued to give his best effort. On behalf of the team and everyone at Honda, I wish him well during his recovery.”
last year Seely sat out most of the supercross series and the whole outdoor nationals series when he broke his pelvis at the Tampa Supercross.