Seth Hammaker injured in Supercross practice crash ahead of San Diego

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Seth Hammaker crashed while practicing for Round 3 in San Diego and injured his back and spleen after he swept the podium in the first two 250 West Monster Energy Supercross events of 2022. He will be forced to miss this weekend’s race. A timetable for his return has not been announced.

“Hey guys I hate to post this news but unfortunately this week I had a practice crash getting ready for San Diego,” Hammaker wrote on Instagram. “Grade 3 spleen laceration and compression fractures in T7 and T8 in my back. I’m gutted to say the least.

“The team and I have been working hard to bring our best every weekend. I appreciate (their) support through all of the good and bad. The main goal now is to heal up right and completely before we get back to racing. I will keep y’all informed of how long I will be out as we know a little more.

“Thanks to everyone for the support. I will be back better and stronger.”

MORE: How to Watch Supercross Round 3 in San Diego

Hammaker’s early 2022 performance has been solid. He finished second in the Anaheim 1 main and was third in Oakland’s feature, which placed him in a tie with Hunter Lawrence for second in the points’ standings.

Hammaker also swept the podium in both heat races and that consistency ranked him second in this week’s Supercross Power Rankings.

Hammaker was also coming off a solid 2021 season. He won his first 250 West race in Arlington 1 last year and finished fourth in the standings. In 11 career starts, he has five podium finishes and another pair of top-fives.

After finishing third last week, Hammaker told NBC Sports’ Daniel Blair: “Solid night here in Oakland: third. I’m going to take it and learn from it.

“I’m not super pumped about how I rode tonight, but I’m glad to be back on the box.”

Saturday’s Supercross Round 5 in Houston: How to watch, start times, streaming info

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The championship race has tightened up as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for Round 5 of the 2023 season.

With his 450 victory in the Anaheim Triple Crown, Chase Sexton has moved within four points of two-time and defending series champion Eli Tomac.

Jason Anderson is coming off a second place in Anaheim after crashing out of the first two rounds while racing in the top five. Ken Roczen earned his first podium last week since the 2022 season opener and the first for Suzuki since Chad Reed at Detroit in 2019.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 5 of the 2023 Supercross schedule at NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023:


(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 5 will begin Saturday at 8 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock and will re-air Monday, Feb. 6 at 1 a.m. on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 2:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race.

ENTRY LISTS: 450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):

Here are the start times for Saturday, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

2:05-2:15 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
2:20-2:30 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
2:35-2:45 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
2:50-3 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
3:05-3:15 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
3:20-3:30 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
4:20-4:30 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
4:35-4:45 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
4:50-5 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:05-5:15 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:20-5:30 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
5:35-5:45 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
8:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
8:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
8:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
8:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
9:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:33 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:53 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
10:27 p.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUT:

Click here to view the track map

HOW TO WATCH SUPERMOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON IN 2023Full NBC Sports, Peacock schedule

FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


2023 SEASON RECAPS

ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Oakland postponed by storms

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown


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