Adam Cianciarulo Out for Remainder of 2020 Supercross
An injury will force Adam Cianciarulo out of the remainder of the 2020 Supercross season. Cianciarulo crashed early in the Salt Lake City round 11 main event on Sunday, May 31st. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider was in second place at the time and Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb had nowhere to go and ran over Cianciarulo. Cianciarulo was checked out by doctors and cleared to race at round 12 on Wednesday, June 3rd but pain in his back forced him to pull out of the event after practice.
Further evaluation this week revealed that Cianciarulo has four acute fractures to the transverse processes (the small “finger looking” parts the vertebrae) in his lower back. “This is not the news I was expecting to be sharing today, but after speaking to additional specialists and the team, it is in my best interest that I sit out the remainder of the supercross season. This is a tough pill to swallow as I was really excited to get back to racing here in Salt Lake City, but I have to be smart with what my body is telling me. For now, I will focus on my recovery and do everything in my power to make sure I am ready to go in July for the start of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. I want to thank the entire Monster Energy Kawasaki team for their unwavering support through this tough time. We will be back and stronger than ever,” Cianciarulo said.
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