RCH Racing announced yesterday that Ken Roczen will miss the final three rounds of Monster Energy Supercross with a left ankle injury original sustained in Atlanta. Roczen, who has been sidelined since re-aggravating the injury in Daytona, will return to defend his 450MX title at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener on May 16 at Hangtown.
“I’m super-bummed to sit out the rest of the Supercross season but everyone agrees that we’re doing the right thing,” explained Roczen. “We started out the year really strong and that’s a big reason why missing all these races has been so tough. But, at this point, we have to move on. I need to make sure that I’m ready when the outdoor season starts next month. I’ve gotten a ton of support from Ricky and Carey, the fans and all of our sponsors. I owe it to myself, the team, all of my fans and our sponsors to make sure there are no question marks when the Pro Motocross Championship starts next month. I’ll be 100 percent.”
“It’s a tough situation for Ken and we’re all bummed his Supercross season had to end this way,” offered co-owner Carey Hart. “Everyone knows the risks involved and sometimes injuries are just part of it. Our original plan was to bring him back last weekend in Houston but, unfortunately, that timeline proved a little too aggressive which brings us to the decision to keep him out for the last three rounds. All of our sponsors have been awesome throughout this process and I’d like to personally thank Soaring Eagle, Jimmy Johns and Suzuki for their unwavering support. We can’t wait to see Ken back on the track when we go to Hangtown next month.”