Eli Tomac of Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing talked about his future on social media today. On Saturday night in Denver, he was winning the 450 main events when he tore his Achilles tendon.
Tomac started the race 18 points ahead of Chase Sexton, but he won’t be able to compete in the final round this weekend or for a while longer because he had surgery at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, on Sunday, 7 May 2023.
The following statement is taken from Eli Tomac’s Instagram post:
“Basically at a loss for words right now over what happened and how it happened,” he said. “In my mind, it was just a freak deal and a racing situation, you know.
I look back, I barely over jumped that tabletop and was just standing up into that ramp and I guess the high g load took a little too much for my achilles there? I don’t know. I honestly just put it as a freak deal. I’ve over jumped into plenty of other jumps just as hard, if not harder, and have been totally fine before. I guess this stuff happens with racing.”
Tomac has also said he won’t decide what will happen with his racing career.
“One thing is for sure, I’m not going to make any decisions on my future right now. That will come maybe a month or two down the road on whether or not I go racing again or what happens. We are just going to focus on getting healthy.”
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