Info courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

Cypress CA – Yamaha Factory racer Chad Reed will be forced to miss
the remainder of the AMA National Motocross Series due to an injury
sustained this past weekend. Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder and is
scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday, August 17th.

The factory YZ450F racer, currently second overall in the Championship
standings, crashed during the second moto of the Millville National.
Battling toward the front, Reed went down in the infamous Millville
whoop section, landing on the same shoulder which required surgery
prior to the 2004 season.

“It’s always difficult to loose a rider of that caliber in the middle
of the season. Reed has soldiered on through the pain this year with
other nagging injuries consistently finishing on the podium. For this
injury, doctors have determined the only course of action is immediate
surgery,” explains Yamaha Team Manager, Jim Perry. “We will miss his
energy and leadership in the pits and are hopeful he can return with
plenty of time to test the 07 YZ’s with his new L & M team prior to
next years Supercross season.”

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