Austin Forkner obviously had a couple of extremely hard hits in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday afternoon and was then forced to withdraw from the night show. A suspected knee injury was the reason for that. It was a crushing blow for the 250SX East series leader, but how is he doing twenty-four hours later? Forkner released the following information on his social-media accounts.
"Welp not how I wanted that to go. As some of you prolly know I got sketchy in the whoops and stuck my leg out and did something to my knee in second practice. Tried to ride in third practice and was doing a rhythm and something worse happened, didn't even crash just landed and something definitely went wrong in my knee. I'm very disappointed in myself and the situation. No results yet getting it checked out tomorrow. I'm trying my best so just gotta trust the plan that HE has. Thanks to everyone for the continued support."
Although Forkner did not score a single point in Nashville, he still holds the series lead in the 250SX East series with two rounds remaining. Three points is the difference between him and the rider in second, Chase Sexton. Justin Cooper is seven points down in third.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi