News 6 Oct 2023

Surgery for defending Supersport champion Lytras after MX fall

Yamaha racer suffers multiple breaks in right wrist during incident.

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Defending Australian Supersport number one John Lytras has undergone surgery following a recent fall while riding motocross that resulted in multiple fractures in his wrist.

Lytras was involved in a demo weekend at South-East Queensland-based Manor Park when the crash occurred, and has since gone under the knife to commence the recovery process.

“I had quite a big crash out on my MX bike last weekend out at the Caboolture Yamaha demo weekend that we had out at Manor Park,” Lytras shared. “Ended up putting a fair few fractures in my wrist, and the doctor pretty much explained to me that it looks like a dinner plate was thrown to the ground inside there.

“Not ideal, but had surgery a couple of days ago and I’m feeling good. Just got to get my wrist right again, already got some movement inside my fingers again which is really good. Just got to keep pushing forward, get my body ready and hopefully see you guys back at the track soon.”

Lytras finished third overall in Supersport at the last Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) round, back in July, but the timing of this injury came relatively in the ASBK mid-season break, with the penultimate stop in this year’s national Superbike championship taking place between 27-29 October.