Geartec Yamaha’s Elliott Banks-Browne had a bad crash on Sunday at the fifth round of the Michelin MX Nationals in Wakes Colne, Essex.
Elliott made a great start to the weekend, topping qualifying on his YZ450F ahead of Brad Anderson and Jake Shipton, but was unable to complete the round after his crash in moto one.
It went bad for EBB on the sixth lap while scrubbing over the jump at the bottom of the track. He lost control and sent his Geartec Yamaha cartwheeling down the track.
The two-time British MX2 champion put out a message on Instagram today (give him a follow here and drop him a get well message) that included an update on his injuries. Sadly, it’s not good news for the luckless Bury St Edmunds-born rider.
“Unfortunately, at the weekend I suffered a big crash which resulted in some internal injuries,” said EBB on Instagram. “I suffered a laceration to my liver and a partially collapsed lung as the result and am currently in Addenbrooke’s hospital being taken care of.
“I am now in a stable condition and hope to be out very soon. Currently, I have not been given a recovery time but I want to make sure I get healthy before considering getting back on the bike.
“I want to say a huge thank you to all my sponsors, family and everyone that continues to support me through thick, and thin it means a lot essentially throughout a year that just doesn’t seem to have given me much luck.
“Also a huge thanks to my girlfriend @chelsea_b_ [Chelsea Birkin] for all she does without her I couldn’t do it. We will be back and be up front again.”