"This is heartbreaking for both Ryan and the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Mike Fisher. "RV was going for the championship and riding really well. It's a shame this happened because Ryan has shown so much resilience this season while trying to attain his first supercross championship. I know Ryan will do everything he can to get back as soon as possible."
Villopoto will remain in the hospital in St. Louis until he is able to travel back to California. He wants to thank all his fans for their thoughts, prayers, and support during this tough time.