When Christophe Pourcel withdrew from Toronto with an injury, rumours began to spread that, much like his teammate Martin Davalos, he was dealing with visa issues that stopped him from leaving the USA. However, that speculation can now be put to bed as Christophe will have to miss Detroit this weekend also. The C3 vertebra that he fractured needs more time to heal, as he explains in this social media statement.
Just to update everyone, I will be missing Detroit SX this weekend. Doctors orders to sit this one out, but we are hopeful for a return in Santa Clara. I fractured a large piece of my C3 vertebrae in a practice crash last week and it needs more time to heal. That's what extreme whiplash looks like. I want to thank my team and sponsors for supporting me through this time and can't wait to be back racing soon.
The Monster Energy Supercross series will have a week off following Detroit, which will increase Pourcel’s chances of being able to return at Santa Clara.
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