Well, it looks as if the black evil injury cloud has struck again with its furious lightning, this time paying a visit to its dear old friend Ben Townley.
Ben Townley had dislocated his hip in a crash at the second round of the Australian MX Series. Townley would update the industry and his fans through his Twitter stating, “For everyone asking, my hip is back in place, but I need surgery to repair it as it’s a bit of a mess. Will update when there is more news.”
Though sadden, I was not surprised by this news. The extremely talented New Zealand rider could have been a favorite coming into the 2012 outdoor championship riding for Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports team, but in the back of everyone’s mind was if he can last a full series with no injuries.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of the sport and a part that Ben Townley knows all too well. We wish Townley a speedy and full recovery so we can see the Kiwi battle upfront this summer.