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AMA: Supercross rider Lusk suffers fracture

12 January 2000

Team Honda's Ezra Lusk has suffered a fracture of his left shoulder socket, the
result of a practice crash on Saturday, January 8 while Lusk prepared for the
AMA Supercross season's first event that same evening at Anaheim's Edison Field.

Lusk, second overall in the AMA Supercross points standings in 1999 and a
pre-season favorite for the 2000 season, was first treated for a separated
shoulder at the track.  He sat out the race and was expected to return to action
as soon as this weekend for the second Anaheim event. Upon returning home to
Georgia, Lusk was subsequently diagnosed with a chip-type fracture and torn

Lusk will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday morning, January 12 in
Georgia.  He is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks of competition while he
recuperates.  Lusk, while disappointed, will focus his energies on a late season
return to Supercross racing and will prepare for the AMA's outdoor National
Motocross series which begins in May.