Marvin Musquin announced on social media moments ago that the rumours are indeed true – he is out for the entire 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series with a knee injury. It is the same injury that he sustained at the final round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, Ironman, but it was reaggravated at the KTM test track recently. A statement from Musquin is below.
"Not the kind of news I'm excited to share with you guys… I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the motocross season and starting to train for supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee. I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery.
"It's devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races. A big thanks to my team @KTMUSA for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season, but we will be back."
With Marvin Musquin out, Cooper Webb will now be the sole representative on Red Bull KTM Factory Racing during 2020 Monster Energy Supercross. It remains to be seen if the team will draft a fill-in rider in.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Simon Cudby