Hodgson Hopeful For Infineon

Cycle News Staff | April 30, 2009

Corona Extra Honda’s Neil Hodgson won’t be at the Barber round of the AMA American Superbike round this weekend as the Brit’s injured left shoulder still isn’t strong enough to allow him to race.Instead, Hodgson will travel to Las Vegas to spectate at the season-ending Las Vegas Supercross on Saturday night.”I’m not going to Barber,” Hodgson said today after completing physical therapy in West Covina, California. “I’m doing everything I can do to get ready for Infineon. And right now, Infineon looks very probable. I would be a liability if I tried to ride at Barber. I’ve got a lot of motion back in the shoulder, but I just don’t have a lot of strength yet. It’s just the shoulder at this point because everything else has healed up and my fitness is okay.”Hodgson injured the shoulder in a motocross crash on March 15.