Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be supercross racers. Honda’s Ken Roczen won the first two rounds of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross series, and was the favorite coming into Round 3 at Anaheim last weekend. Unfortunately, supercross is a dangerous game where even the best riders risk serious injury every time they go on the track.
Running in third position behind Honda teammate Cole Seely, things went wrong for Roczen on the rutted face of a triple jump. The result was a very scary looking crash (see the video below) and injuries described by Roczen with the following instagram post:
We wish the young Mr. Roczen our best on his recovery. His talent will be sorely missed by supercross and motocross fans until he is back competing.
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