Earlier today MotoXAddicts.com stated that Zach Osborne will sit out the remainder of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship due to a shoulder injury he sustained in a crash at the 2018 Thunder Valley Motocross, and TransWorld Motocross has confirmed the news after contacting people close to Osborne. The Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider was collected in an incident with a number of riders as the entered the first turn during 250 Moto Two and the crash knocked his left shoulder out of place. As one of the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team members straightened his bike, Osborne was able to put the shoulder back in and rejoined the moto to finish twentieth place, which scored him a single championship point. During our interview after the race, Osborne told us that he would see a doctor this week to learn the extent of the injury. That check-up determined that surgery would be necessary and Osborne went under the knife on Wednesday morning.
This injury will sideline Osborne for the remainder of the summer and ends his run to defend his 2017 250 title in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.