Aaron Plessinger Injury Update

Kit Palmer | March 14, 2019

Aaron Plessinger underwent surgery, March 13, on his heel that he broke during last week’s Daytona Supercross. The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider went down during the main event when he misstimed a rhythm section and was catapulted off the bike, landing hard on his feet. Plessinger traveled to Los Angeles to have the surgery performed by Dr. Wang a the Keck Medical Center. It’s too early to tell when Plessinger will be able to return to action.

Plessinger Undergoes Surgery, Barcia Set To Return At Indianapolis Supercross

Aaron Plessinger Injury update
Justin Barcia (left) returns to action this weekend at the Indianapolis Supercross, while teammate Aaron Plessinger is out of action indefinitely. Photo: Kit Palmer

The news isn’t all bad from the team, however. Justin Barcia will return to action this weekend at the Indianapolis Supercross. Barcia has successfully completed the concussion protocol and is now cleared to race. The Anaheim One winner says he’s feeling good and has given the team the thumbs up to return to action.

“It’s nice to be back on the bike. I haven’t been able to ride too much, but I feel like I’ll be competitive no matter what,” Barcia said. “It’s definitely a bummer that my teammate won’t be around. I’m ready to get back to the races and hold the fort down while AP’s healing up. It’s definitely good to be back. I’m looking forward to seeing all the guys on the team and getting back to the podium. That’s where we want to be. My expectations for the weekend obviously are just to have fun. I’m not really putting any pressure on myself. I just want to go out there and race.”

Barcia, who has already missed a few rounds due to injury, is currently 11th in the championship. After his DNF at Daytona, Aaron Plessinger is currently 10th in points.

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Kit Palmer | Editor Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes ever since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.