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While leading the opening lap of 450 Moto One at the 2018 Glen Helen Motocross, Christian Craig made a small mistake over the tabletop jump that was located in the middle of the canyon section and cased the obstacle on his Team Honda HRC motorcycle. The miscue caused Craig to lose control of the bike and he was thrown to the ground with a vicious tumble, but he was able to get off of the track without getting hit by another rider. Craig was able to remount the motorcycle, but rode directly back to the pit area due to a leg injury and was treated by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit staff.

Although it’s still very early, it sounds as though Craig suffered a torn ACL in the crash, as he told the team he felt the “pop” sensation that’s known to occur with the injury and left the track on crutches. If this is the case, his summer is likely over due to the surgery and length of time required for a full recovery.

UPDATE MAY 28 7:45 AM | Craig has confirmed that he has torn the ACL and will undergo surgery to repair the damage, which will take place in the next few days and sideline him for the remainder of the summer.

This is the third year in a row that Craig has suffered some sort of injury at Glen Helen. In 2016, he fractured his tibia and fibula after a collision with then-teammate Jordon Smith. In 2017, he suffered a boxer’s fracture in his hand after a crash.