This weekend Austin Forkner will miss a gate drop for the first time since turning Pro last year, his team announced last night.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider was due to race at CenturyLink Field for the 14th round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Seattle this weekend. But as the 250SX West Region kicks back into life following its seven-week break, Forkner will not line up at the gate.

Apparently, soreness in his right hip as a result of a crash while practising is the problem for the Supercross rookie and his condition will be evaluated on a “race by race basis”.