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Justin Brayton suffers broken hand in crash with Friese | News

HRC team rider Justin Brayton was involved in a run-in with Vince Friese on the final lap of the Dayton Supercross main event, hurting his left hand.

On Monday following the race, he was evaluated by his physician, and it was determined that he had fractured the metacarpal in his pinky finger. Brayton’s recovery will take three to six weeks, and he will be re-evaluated at the three-week mark (following the Seattle Supercross).

“I’m pretty disappointed; it doesn’t seem like I can catch a break, honestly,” said Brayton following the crash. “I got an okay start but was shuffled around on the first lap and came around in about 10th. I wasn’t able to make the moves I needed to and was back in the chaos. On the final lap, I was completely taken down by Vince [Friese].”

HRC Team manager, Erik Kehoe, said “It was another unfortunate end to the night for Justin. He was riding steady but on the last lap had a pretty bad crash with Friese. He still managed to finish 10th but I know he wants more and has been frustrated the last few weeks.”

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Unfortunately I got taken down on the last lap in Daytona which resulted in a broken hand. I was still able to finish the race in tenth but knew right away something was wrong. Gonna take a couple weeks off then have it re-evaluated. Hate I have to miss a race or two but I don’t think it’s worth risking it with limited strength in my hand. Thanks to the team for the continued support!! @honda_racing_us

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Swapmoto Live has the interview with Vince after the race.