It’s been a few days since Jordon Smith suffered an injury while practicing at the 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm, but the full scope of the damage has become clear. In a post on Instagram Tuesday morning, the Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM rider stated that he broke the navicular bone in his foot, which is located at the top of the foot. Smith will take the necessary time off to heal, which is often six weeks, and then begin prep for the 2018 race season.
Smith’s 2017 has been slowed by injuries. A hard crash at the 2017 Las Vegas SX resulted in a back injury and he missed the opening stretch of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Smith returned to action at the 2017 High Point MX but hurt his ankle in a crash during practice and sat out the race, then tore the MCL in his knee during a mid-week practice crash and missed the rest of the summer.
The 2017 Monster Energy Cup in October was Smith’s first race since the 2017 Las Vegas SX in May, and he finished fifth overall.