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 ligaments. 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.