07 May (23:06)
A few days on from his crash at the final round of 2019 Monster Energy Supercross, Joey Savatgy has released another update on his condition. It seems as though things are not progressing as quickly as expected.
“Well lol. This haematoma is really giving me fits. I’m doing everything I can to be ready for MX. Getting worked on everyday and taking all the steps to make sure we are healed ASAP, so we can get back to 100% and do some battling over the summer.”
06 May (16:18)
A successful term in the premier division in the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series concluded in a disappointing fashion for Joey Savatgy, who has been struggling with a shoulder injury since the fourteenth round in Nashville. Savatgy crashed out of practice at the series finale, Las Vegas, and opted to not line up for the races. The following statement was shared on social media.
“Just an update, all good. Bruised and beat up, haematoma in my leg and it was bleeding so my leg was swelling to the point where the pain was unbearable… These last couple of weeks have been miserable, dealing with my shoulder. I’ve rode maybe 30 laps in the last six weeks. I’ve rode through a lot of pain, but I appreciate the support from the fans… I’ll be back.”
Although Joey Savatgy did not score any points at the final round, he did secure eighth in the final championship standings and was named the rookie of the year in the 450SX class. Savatgy was open when discussing how pleased he was with the award in a team statement.
“Honestly, I am pretty darn proud of what the Monster Energy Kawasaki team and I accomplished in my rookie 450SX season. Today was one of those days where I made a minor mistake that caused me to have a pretty hard crash. Luckily it wasn’t anything too bad, but I am bummed I couldn’t give it a go for the last round here in Vegas. I think we showed a lot of consistency all season long, as well as showing that we belong up front and in the hunt. We accomplished a lot of the goals I set out for myself at the beginning of this season. To be named Rookie of the Year in the 450SX class is a huge honour and I could not have done it without my whole Monster Energy Kawasaki team.”
A fourth in Minneapolis was a season-best finish for Joey Savatgy. Although he failed to land on the podium this season, he did lead fourteenth laps across the seventeen rounds that were run.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Race Kawasaki