Rib Injury to Sideline Pourcel for USGP

September 16, 2015 1:35pm | by:
Rib Injury to Sideline Pourcel for USGP

Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Christophe Pourcel has been ruled out for the final round of the FIM World Motocross Championship this weekend at Glen Helen due to a prior rib injury, he announced on Instagram.

Pourcel, who signed an extension with the team through 2017 this off-season, said he expects to be ready for the Monster Energy Cup.

Unfortunately, I won't be racing the @mxgp this weekend. After my crash in Unadilla, I had a lot of pain in my ribs for the last two races. After the season I got a CT that showed I had cracked my rib. We decided to take the time and let it heal, and I look forward to being ready for @monsterenergycup

Pourcel's teammate, Jason Anderson, is still expected to race this weekend.