News 21 Feb 2022

Injuries place Team RMATVMC's Anstie on sidelines

Broken ribs and further complications following Minneapolis.

Image: Octopi Media.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS rider Max Anstie is recovering in Minneapolis after sustaining multiple injuries on the weekend, set to miss upcoming rounds of Monster Energy Supercross with broken ribs and further complications.

“Alright, so I went down in the main on Saturday – pushed the front and slid out on the ramp of a little double and face-planted the next jump,” Anstie detailed on social media. “Long story short and the main thing is, I only broke two ribs. They are the top two ribs and I didn’t even realise how high up your ribs go! So my neck and shoulder feels the worst at the moment.

“They kept me in hospital overnight because I collapsed my lung and had air around my heart. Plus my heart was bruised and stressed… anyway, all that settled down and the collapsed lung was tiny, so it fixed itself over night. I’m still In Minneapolis, they won’t let me fly back to Florida until Tuesday.

“In reality it’s only ribs, so I’ll see how I am over the next few weeks, but I’m pretty confident that I won’t miss many races – I’ll heal up and be back out on the SX track ASAP. It’s a bummer, but it’s the name of the game. It’s all part of it – I still love riding Supercross.”

Anstie transferred into the main event after winning the LCQ on the weekend, only to go down on lap five and end his night. His best result of the season has been 11th position at Anaheim 2, currently ranked P15 in the championship standings. He now joins teammate Joey Savatgy on the bench, leaving Shane McElrath as the sole Team RMATVMC rider following seven rounds.