Colt Nichols has announced that his run in the 250 East Coast Region of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series is over due to a recent practice crash that resulted in a broken humerus (upper arm). This is the same injury that the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Factory Racing rider suffered late in the preseason, which required surgery and nearly kept Nichols from lining up for the 2018 Arlington Supercross. Per a post on Instagram, Nichols said that a practice crash on Wednesday while prepping for the 2018 Daytona Supercross is the cause of the injury.
This news comes less than a week after Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Factory Racing rider Dylan Ferrandis suffered a season-ending crash during 250 Main Event Two at the 2018 Atlanta Supercross, which resulted in a broken arm and jaw. With these two riders out, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Factory Racing team will have no rider on the track for this weekend’s event in Florida.
Prior to Daytona, Nichols is ranked fifth in the 250 East Coast Region championship standings thanks to a second place finish at the 2018 Arlington Supercross and a pair of sixth place finishes at the 2018 Tampa Supercross and 2018 Atlanta Supercross.
Sometimes you want a explanation for things and you will never get one. The only thing you can do is look forward and keep chasing what you want. And I will never stop fighting for what I want. I had a practice crash on Wednesday and broke my humerus again, effectively ending my season. As soon as I can get fully healthy and have no complications with my arm, I'll be back. It's disheartening, not so much for myself but for my team, fans, and everybody that enjoyed watching me race Supercross. But time still ticks, the sun still sets and rises, and I will be back and stronger than ever. #strugglewhatmadeus #loveyours