News 12 Mar 2020

Smith reveals seriousness of knee injury

Kawasaki pilot likely sidelined for the remainder of the season.

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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jordon Smith has revealed the extent of the knee injury he sustained at last weekend’s Daytona Monster Energy Supercross.

The 250SX East contender confirmed he suffered a complete ACL tear with multiple lateral and meniscus tears, which will likely sideline him for a significant period of time.

“[I] want to give everyone an update on my status,” Smith said in a statement. “MRI results confirmed a complete ACL tear with multiple lateral and meniscus tears. I have an appointment in the morning with an orthopedic doctor and will make a plan on which is the best way to handle this injury.

“It’s a huge bummer considering I felt like I was finally starting to ride like myself a little bit more at the races. I will give another update when I talk with doctors and the team about what we feel is best moving forward. Thanks to all of my fans and friends for the support I’ve had so far.”

Smith is ranked eighth in the standings after his non-finish on Saturday, while a return this season – even for Pro Motocross – is unlikely.