KTM’s Andrew Short Out with Injury

August 17, 2011
JC Hilderbrand
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Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.

Local favorite Andrew Short nabbed fifth overall with 7-8 moto scores at Thunder Valley.
We won’t see Andrew Short until Supercross 2012.

Andrew Short won’t be holding onto his Red Bull KTM 350 SX-F any time soon, or much of anything else, for that matter. The likable Colorado native broke both of his elbows and his left wrist yesterday while training for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Short was in sixth place overall with 196 points. He was battling with teammate Mike Alessi (210 points) to reach the top-five in the championship standings. His overall race finishes for the season are 17-9-12-9-5-7-8-8-14. The season high of fifth-place came at Thunder Valley.

Short will be sidelined for the rest of the outdoor season with an estimated recovery period of eight weeks.

“It is unfortunate for Andrew that this accident has happened. The entire team is deeply disappointed that he is injured so close to the season end,” said Team Manager, Roger DeCoster. “Short was just doing his job today, and unfortunately, this is part of the sport. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to have him back on the bike soon.”

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