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Team Trick Tank rider Josh Harris injured in practice crash

Surgery and Rehab in his future this summer to be ready for the Live Nation Toyota U.S. Open in Las Vegas in October

Team Trick Tank rider Josh Harris was injured in a crash last weekend at the team's practice facility in Blacksburg, S.C.

Harris went down and suffered a Proximal Humerous Fracture and the break was near the ball socket where the upper arm meets the shoulder which required complicated surgery that he underwent Thursday, June 12th at the Cleveland County Regional Medical Center in Shelby, N.C.

The surgery required moving the ball of the left arm 30 degrees then stainless steel plates and screws were inserted into his bones to fuse the break. He also suffered some tissue damage due to the blunt force trauma from the impact.

Harris came through the surgery in good shape and he knows he'll have to undergo six to eight weeks of intense re-hab if he hopes to be able to compete at the prestigious Live Nation Toyota AMA Amateur Arenacross World Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on October 13th as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open of Motocross.

"This is probably the worst thing that's ever happened to me in my motocross career," said Harris. "To hurt yourself at this stage of the game where I'm qualified for three classes at the U.S. Open really sucks. All I know is that I'll have to bust my butt all summer so I'm strong enough to compete and hopefully win in Las Vegas."