Anderson Injured, Could Miss Eight Weeks By:   SPEED SPORT Staff Anderson (Rob Hargraves Photo)

Reigning Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion Jason Anderson suffered significant injuries in a crash during practice on Monday.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team has confirmed Anderson was injured and he is expected to miss at least eight weeks of competition.

Anderson broke his arm in two places and he also suffered a fractured rib. He was scheduled for surgery today to repair injuries to his arm.

“I am really bummed to have to say that I am out for an injury,” Anderson said in a statement. “I was struggling to find my groove but had high hopes of pushing forward to the podium in all of the upcoming rounds. I will be back stronger. Thank you for the support.”

A replacement for Anderson has not been named and with the team’s second rider, Zach Osborne still recovering from a broken collarbone suffered in a training crash prior to the season opener, the team could be without an entry this weekend in Oakland.