After a hard crash in Albequerque busted up the arm of JEFFERY UPSHAW, the bones were X-rayed and set, and Upshizzle hopped on a plane back to Ohio Monday morning; rather than the scheduled drive with JASON CARNE$ to Nellis for the big NBL season opener. Back home, doctors had a look and Jeff went in for surgery Thursday morning to have 2 plates and screws put in. One of the bones had been set good and wouldn’t need any plates, while the other bone would. Jeff said he was told it would be a 4 to 6 week healing process, and that he is hoping to return in time for the NBL Christmas Classic. “I always seem to do better after some time off,” he said, “because I miss BMX so much.”
No word yet on whether Ohio would be his first Pro race, or if he plans to stay amateur until he’s back up to 110%. Redline, SUN RIMS, and the rest of the BMX World wishes him a quick recovery. We’ll miss ya in Tulsa.