Motocross

Cody Mackie out of the 2008 Australian Motocross Championships

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Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider Cody Mackie will miss the 2008 Australian Motocross Championships due to a broken leg sustained during the first Pro Lites race of the Sunshine State Motocross Series at Coolum, QLD on Sunday 24 February. Cody looked to be in good form, leading the opening race until a hard fall sent the 21 year old straight to Nambour Hospital. Tests revealed that Cody had broken the femur bone in his left leg. Mackie underwent emergency surgery and had a rod inserted into his leg. He is still recovering in hospital. Preliminary reports from the Doctor indicate that Cody will be out for the next 5 months. Cody is anticipating to be fit and ready for the beginning of the Australian Supercross Championships in early October 2008. KRT Manager Brett Whale says, ‰ÛÏThis is heartbreaking. Cody has recently returned from a self funded trip to the United States where he trained intensively with Daniel Reardon. He came back fi t, fast and ready for the 2008 season so this is a real step back for him. KRT will go to every effort to have Cody prepared and ready for the Australian Supercross Championships later in the year.‰Û

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