News 17 Feb 2020

TLD Red Bull KTM's Moreau undergoes surgery on Tampa injury

Supercross debutant seriously injured during free practice session.

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French teenager Brian Moreau has undergone surgery to repair a fractured vertebra following a serious incident in the opening 250SX East practice at Tampa’s Monster Energy Supercross round on Saturday.

According to information released by TLD Red Bull KTM this afternoon, Moreau is currently in a stable condition and is awaiting further information from doctors regarding the extent of his injury.

The Moreau family released an update on Sunday morning via social media stating: “Hit in the vertebrae, Brian had surgery last night at Tampa hospital. Surgery is good and Brian woke up. He is currently in intensive care, but doctors will not be able to decide on his condition in several days. Brian is a very brave and strong boy and is aware of everything!”

TLD Red Bull KTM owner Troy Lee commented: “Brian is a very tough kid and we know he will tackle this injury and do whatever he can to make a full recovery. Everyone at Troy Lee Designs and KTM are fully supporting his recovery every step of the way.

“I want to also thank both Marvin and Mathilde Musquin for all the support they have given Brian from the very first day he showed up in California. Mathilde has been at the hospital with Brian since his crash and has been amazing to work with during this difficult time.”

A former EMX125 champion in 2017, Moreau was a regular in the MX2 World Championship last year and scored multiple top 10 results prior to attracting the attention of TLD Red Bull KTM. He has also been a fixture at the off-season supercross events in Europe during recents years.