Andrew Short, a former professional motocross and supercross racer and Rally driver, suffered a serious injury, as reported by his wife Jacki on Instagram. Short had a 16-year career in which he earned over 50 podium finishes and 9 wins.
He was part of the American team that took home the victory in the 2010 Motocross of Nations held in Colorado. After retiring from professional racing, Short continued competing in the Dakar Rally with Husqvarna and Yamaha, until Yamaha announced they would no longer be participating in the Dakar Rally in 2022.
According to the post, Short and his family attended the Houston Supercross on Saturday but was injured riding on Sunday.
“We had a blast at the Houston Supercross yesterday, seeing all our friends. It was great to catch up and visit. Taking Hudson and Emma to the track walk was a highlight for Andrew. Hudson still thinks he can jump the finish line on an 85. Unfortunately today Andrew lost the front end under braking and had a big slam. T 7,8,9 are shattered, one broken rib and bruised lungs. We’re extremely blessed and very thankful he has feeling in his legs and hands. I’m extremely thankful for the friends that helped him get to the hospital and take care of Hudson and continue to show him a great time. He has surgery in the morning, it does sound more complicated than initially thought. We appreciate all the prayers! It been a while since 29 has been hurt.
I’ll update again tomorrow,