|June 06 (23:20)|
Bad news for Adam Cianciarulo fans. CT scans have revealed that the back injury that he sustained at Salt Lake City 1 is a little more serious than first thought, which means he will miss the remainder of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross. The good news is that he will be ready to go when 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross begins! Watch the video below for his full statement and specific details about his injury.
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Had an idea of how this trip was going to go, and it’s safe to say it didn’t turn out that way. Sometimes that’s life though. All you can do is wake up everyday and try to be the best you can be. I know I do that, so it eases my frustration and allows me to not get discouraged. Hate it for all my supporters. I really appreciate all the love you guys have been showing me. Couple weeks off the bike and we’ll be ready to rip! @racekawasaki
|June 04 (00:03)|
Adam Cianciarulo didn’t sustain any broken bones in his crash in the 450SX main event on Sunday, but the pain in his back is still causing him problems. Unfortunately, although he attempted to ride in the first timed session today and posted the nineteenth-fastest time, that will stop him from competing in the night show at Salt Lake City 2. Cianciarulo announced the news via the following statement.
“Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to race tonight. I have just been crazy sore since the crash on Sunday. It is my lower back and, unfortunately, it is not just the pain, it is weakness. I cannot really squeeze the bike and the impacts out there are really giving me a hard time. I thought I was going to be able to do it today, but it is just not on the cards. I have got to take the smart play here. I don’t want to be a danger to myself or anybody else out there. I am going to have to sit this one out, but I hope to be ready on Sunday.”
Cianciarulo hopes to be back on Sunday for Salt Lake City 3, as mentioned there. Eleventh is the position that he occupies in the standings currently, but it is likely that he will fall to thirteenth by the end of the night.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Race Kawasaki