News 26 Jan 2022

Knee injury sidelines Cianciarulo for Supercross remainder

Right knee hurt in San Diego forces Kawasaki rider out.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, a knee injury sustained in San Diego’s round three forcing a premature end to his season.

Cianciarulo entered the year off the back of an unfortunate string of injuries, recovering from surgery on his right arm that ended his 2021 Pro Motocross campaign, then a shoulder injury sustained in the pre-season.

The 25-year-old approached the 2022 season however with a positive mindset, looking to take what his shoulder would give, and showed promise at Anaheim and Oakland, leading laps in back to back main events before a mistake in the whoops section at round three ultimately injured his right knee.

“The start of this year has been challenging for me mentally and physically as I’ve done my best to overcome a slowly recovering shoulder injury,” Cianciarulo explained.

“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to achieve given the situation but, I’m obviously now faced with a big setback. I’m looking at this as an opportunity to fully rehab my body, so I’m focused on maximizing every day of recovery to get back to doing what I love at my best.”

Further updates on Cianciarulo’s expected return to racing will be announced in the near future.