News 2 Apr 2020

Savatgy cleared to get back on the bike this week

Lengthy recovery time sets JGRMX Suzuki signing for return.

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JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki recruit Joey Savatgy has been cleared to return to riding this week, four months on from his incident at the AUS-X Open off-season race in Australia.

Savatgy sustained a serious heel injury in practice at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, sidelined ever since as he works toward a return to competition.

“We got the X-rays this morning, I sent them to my doctor and he has cleared me,” Savatgy explained. “We’re officially cleared to get back into the saddle and start riding.

“It’s ‘only’ taken a little over 16 weeks, so it’s been a long, long journey. I appreciate the support, it means a lot. I’m hungry and excited to get back into the groove, shake the cobwebs off and get back to work.”

With Monster Energy Supercross suspended at this point as a result of COVID-19 and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross scheduled to begin in mid-June, the opportunity for Savatgy to prepare and return for the back-half of the season continues to elevate.