News 14 Jan 2020

Recovery time uncertain for Noren with ankle injury

Supercross season cut short following St. Louis for factory Suzuki rider.

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JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki suffered another injury blow at St. Louis as Fredrik Noren sustained a lower leg injury in the second round of Monster Energy Supercross.

Noren had qualified 21st during the afternoon, however, while circulating behind teammate Jimmy Decotis in heat two he mistimed a rhythm section and injured his ankle.

“I was very excited coming into the weekend and had a good practice week,” commented Noren. “I was running comfortably in a transfer spot with a few laps left to go when I slightly overshot a triple in a rhythm section.

“When I landed I felt a snap in my leg. I had to pull off and have come to find out that I’ve injured my ankle. At this point, I’m unsure of the recovery, but hoping for the best so that I can be back at the races soon.”

The injury of Noren is another tough one to take for the JGRMX organisation, with star signing Joey Savatgy still recovering from injury in Australia during the off-season.

“Freddie was feeling better and more relaxed all day,” added team manager Jeremy Albrecht. “He was in a good spot to make the main event and made a small mistake over-jumping and injuring his lower leg. He will be back, but we’re not sure of when his return will be yet.”

Noren’s injury means that 250SX East regular Jimmy Decotis will be the team’s lone rider aboard the factory RM-Z450 for upcoming races, also fielding Alex Martin in 250SX West this season.