Popular X Games competitor Axell Hodges took to his social media accounts on July 11, 2017 to announce that he will not be participating in the 2017 X Games owing to a practice injury. He suffered a broken right radius owning to a practice crash and will thus not be seen at the circuit of the 2017 X Games which are slated to happen in Minneapolis from July 15 – 16.
With proven skills in Quarter Pipe Big Air and a silver medal in Best Whip 2016, this is a tough pill to swallow for the talented 21 year old dirt rider. He shared on his Instagram account that he is already headed to surgery today – wishing you a speedy recovery Axell!
Words can't describe what's going through my head right now, but to say the least I'm bummin. Took a spill this weekend getting ready for @xgames and ended up breaking my right radius. Lucky to have @paulcmurphymd for gettin me into surgery so quick to get this thing fixed up, but there is no way I can compete. Thank you to all my supporters and sponsors for sticking behind me. Sorry to let you down but can't wait to be back ripping ⚔️ Good luck to everyone this week & ride safe. Dirt bikes are gnarly
A post shared by Slay (@axellhodges) on Jul 11, 2017 at 3:31pm PDT
Meanwhile, as he recovers, check out some of the coolest shots from his practice sessions for the 2017 X Games –
A post shared by Slay (@axellhodges) on Jul 7, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT
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Photo credits – Instagram