Cody Webb Out for Last Dog Standing and Set to Undergo Knee Surgery on Monday
Webb expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 race season
This is a press release from KTM…
Murrieta, CA – Multi-time extreme enduro champion Cody Webb is confirmed to miss this weekend’s Last Dog Standing event at Glen Helen due to a knee injury sustained two weeks ago during practice. The FMF KTM Factory rider is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday, where he is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 race season.
Webb tweaked his knee while dropping off a ledge in a technical rock section just days before heading to the world-famous Erzbergrodeo in Austria. As the first American to achieve a podium finish at the Iron Giant in 2016, Webb was determined to line up at the infamous event this year. Despite giving his best effort, Webb called it quits early into the race and spent the remaining time helping his KTM teammates through a challenging section of the course.
Webb has claimed two extreme enduro victories already this season, in addition to a heartbreakingly close runner-up finish in the 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. As a versatile off-road racer with multiple extreme enduro titles under his belt, Webb is expected to recover by the end of the year and return to chasing titles in the 2020 season.
Webb: “I am very upset to miss Last Dog Standing this weekend, especially since I missed it last year as well. Being injured is always unfortunate, but I’m taking it as a positive. I intend to take rehab very seriously post-operation and will come back better and stronger than before. It’s a long road ahead, but I will make the best of it and am already excited about the thought of being back at the races.”