Injury: Cianciarulo Out

Heartbreak for Cianciarulo

06 May (00:53)

In the post-race press conference that was held in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Adam Cianciarulo was questioned by the media about why he decided to have the ACL repaired at this point. "I'm just wearing my meniscus away," he said. "I completely tore it [the ACL] in Indianapolis, when Osborne and I got into it. We got into it and that happened. Actually, it was fine. All of last summer it was kind of okay. Then I messed it up again and hyperextended it at the USGP, so that kind of put a dampener on things.

"Ever since then it has been filling up with fluid pretty much every time that I ride. Everyday life it's fine. I don't really notice it too much. When it comes to training, riding and stuff like that… I don't even think I'd make it through outdoors. You are just liable to dab and every time I dab it it is pretty terrible pain. I can't really ride for a few days, so it is just time."

06 May (06:26)

Adam Cianciarulo ended the Monster Energy Supercross series in an incredible way, as he dominated the 250SX East/West Showdown. Moments after that triumph, however, he made an announcement that took everyone in attendance by surprise: A torn ACL will rule him out of the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series.

It is thought that the injury was sustained in Indianapolis last year, when he collided with Zach Osborne in timed qualifying. So, with that in mind, he has done well to race with the injury for well over a year. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki have already announced that Garrett Marchbanks, a promising amateur, will step up to the pro ranks at Hangtown, so the team will not be down a rider.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi

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