LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck returned to work Monday after breaking his collarbone in a motocross accident.

Beck, 59, was injured Thursday after falling off an off-road bike Thursday, LAPD officials said. The accident was not part of a competition.

The LAPD’s chief of police is a motocross veteran who specializes in riding vintage motorcycles and has competed in various categories of motocross and off-road racing since the 1970s.

Beck, a nationally ranked biker, underwent a medical procedure to repair the damage.

“Broken collarbones are the occasional price you pay for racing motocross,” Beck told the Los Angeles Times.

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