Motocross

Tye Simmonds title hopes in Jeopardy

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Reports have come in from Dubbo that Tye Simmonds, currently running second in the 2010 MX Nationals has broken his foot in a club event at the Dubbo track.

Simmonds had agreed to ride the club day in order to help raise funds for injured local rider Jesse Rutherford.

Reports are that Simmonds has fractured his fifth metatarsal (the long bone that runs down to his little toe) and left Dubbo base hospital on crutches.

The footpeg of his 350 managed to grab the face of the finish line jump and wedge Tyes foot between the engine cases and the up ramp crushing the bones. The loss in the bikes momentum threw Tye off his seat and he sailed over the table top and landed beside the KTM. The race was immediately called off.

He will be in Sydney to consult with specialist orthopedic surgeons on Wednesday about his chance on racing the fourth round of the Nationals at Raymond Terrace this coming weekend.

Showing the heart of a champion, Tye wanted to go back out and race, saying the track was ‰Û÷awesome‰Ûª but had to be ushered up to the hospital by his uncle and race stewards.

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