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Justin Hill: "My Left Knee Is Swollen Up Almost As Big As A Volleyball"

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Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki’s Justin Hill will undergo further evaluation this week on a left knee injury sustained in the second 450 moto at Washougal on Saturday, the team announced.

“My left knee is swollen up almost as big as a volleyball right now,” he said in a press release. “It seems that I’m just tough enough to not get broken, but I’m wimpy enough to get hurt every time I hit the ground [laughs].”

Hill, a native of nearby Oregon, was enjoying his best day in the 450 Class since moving up to the bigger bike earlier this year. After qualifying second, Hill finished fourth in the first moto. He was running third in the second moto before his crash.

According to the team, Hill “cross-rutted upon landing from a jump, which sent him into a tree.” He was unable to finish the moto.  

“It was a strange deal where I landed sideways in some ruts,” Hill said. “I tried to blast out of it and straighten up the bike. By doing that I swapped even harder and flew straight into a tree. I’ve definitely felt better than I do right now.”

We’ll update Hill’s status for round 10 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Unadilla on August 11 as we know more.