Injury Update: Max Anstie

Anstie out of round five.

Anstie out of round five.

Things can change so quickly in this sport. Max Anstie is proof of that, as he romped to an impressive win in the first moto at the Dutch Masters of MX on Sunday and then crashed out of the next MX1 encounter. Anstie advanced from fourth to first in moto one, then eventually won by eight seconds.

The second moto was a different story, as he crashed out of second place and was forced to withdraw. It has now become apparent that a minor knee injury was sustained in the fall. "It’s always disappointing when a rider is unable to compete due to injury, but that’s a part of our sport," Antti Pryhonen said in a statement from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. "We’re thankful his injury isn’t a serious one, with a little time to recover he will soon be back to full fitness."

Anstie is expected to return at the sixth FIM Motocross World Championship round next weekend.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna Motorcycles

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