Byrne Injured In Practice Crash

Cycle News Staff | December 26, 2011 Suzuki’s Michael Byrne suffered a broken nose and C6 vertebra in a practice crash on Wednesday, December 21, according to the Australian’s Twitter page.

“Just to let everyone know, I did get hurt,” Byrne Tweeted yesterday. “My hub broke when I was in the whoops on Wednesday so I had a bad crash and broke my nose and C6. I’m all good though. Now focused on healing up and getting back out there.”

Today, Byrne made a point to not blame Talon wheels for the incident.

“Thanks everybody for all the get well messages – it means a lot,” Byrne wrote. “And just to clarify the hub on my bike was a stock hub not a Talon that broke.”

No word yet on when Byrne expects to be back in action.