Forkner sidelined for Seattle SX

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The 250SX West Region returns from a seven week break this weekend in Seattle, but will be missing a familiar face in Austin Forkner.

The Monster Energy / Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider crashed during a practice session and will sit out Saturday night's race due to soreness in his right hip. According to the team, the rookie's return is "being evaluated on a race by race basis."

Forkner was coming on strong prior to the 250SX West break, earning a heat race win at Anaheim 2 and podium finishes at Phoenix and Arlington.

The press release from Monster Energy / Pro Circuit Kawasaki reads in full:

"Due to soreness in his right hip as a result of a crash while practicing, Austin Forkner will miss the Seattle, Washington round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Forknerā€™s return to competition is currently being evaluated on a race by race basis."

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