Russell Bobbitt Suffers Injury

Kit Palmer | June 7, 2013
  Russell Bobbitt will miss a few rounds of the National Enduro Series with injuries. Photography by Shan Moore

An injury will prevent Russell Bobbitt from competing in the Michigan National this weekend. Photography by Shan Moore.

Four-time National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering an injury while practicing at home in Georgia on Wednesday, June 5.

Bobbitt said that he hadn’t warmed up the bike properly and it bogged, sending him over the handlebars with the machine landing on top of him. The factory-back Husaberg Team riders came away with six broken ribs and a punctured lung.

Bobbitt will for sure miss Sunday’s National in Michigan. The next round is just a few weeks later in Pennsylvania. He’s currently second in points, 20 behind KTM’s Charlie Mullins.

In other enduro news, Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong will also be out of action for quite some time. DeLong, who won a round of the National Enduro Series earlier this year, broke his hand just before last week’s GNCC in Ohio. The hand required surgery.

There are two rounds left to go in the GNCC series before its summer break. The championship resumes on September 7 at Unadilla

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.