News 23 Jun 2020

Additional injuries force Marchbanks out of Pro Motocross

Torn knee ligaments from incident at SLC3 put an end to 2020 season.

Image: Octopi Media.

Surgery on a knee injury will see Garrett Marchbanks sidelined for the entire 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season.

The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider was injured at Salt Lake City 3, round 13 of Monster Energy Supercross in Utah.

It was initially announced that the 18-year-old would be forced to miss the final rounds of 250SX East due to internal injuries, however, it’s now confirmed that he also sustained extensive knee injuries.

“I’m so gutted to announce that I will be sitting out the rest of the season due to a crash that took place during round 13,” Marchbanks said. “I ended up lacerating my liver [and] bruising my lungs. I also tore my MCL and PCL which will require surgery this Friday and will be about a five-month healing process.

“I would like to take this time to thank all of my sponsors and a special heartfelt thanks to Mitch Payton and the entire Pro Circuit team for this opportunity and for all the endless support. I look forward to lining up at the gate again soon.”

After winning Daytona, Marchbanks was sitting third in the 250SX East standings at the time of his incident, but ended up fourth by only three points behind top rookie Jo Shimoda (Geico Honda) despite missing the closing rounds.