News 6 Jan 2023

Cianciarulo not anticipating ongoing arm issues through 450SX

Supercross plans on track entering Anaheim 1's season-opener.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo isn’t anticipating ongoing issues with his troublesome arm on the eve of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

Speculation has been widespread that Cianciarulo has been struggling to regain complete fitness following multiple arm surgeries, however, despite admitting to early troubles, he says they’re now in the past.

“I feel good,” Cianciarulo commented. “The last couple of months – I won’t lie – when I first got back on the bike, I did have some things that I needed to work through, some things that weren’t ideal.

“Obviously, you want to be able to feel your handlebars the best you can… But I actually got a little procedure done and everything’s felt really good so far. I don’t see it causing a problem going forward, obviously the goal is to remain healthy.”

The 26-year-old has had difficulties getting his health in check over the past couple of seasons, but with promise entering Anaheim 1 and the extended SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) series, his hopes are on the rise ahead of the opener.

“The last couple of years, that’s been definitely something that’s frustrated me, not being able to pin down what that was, it’s driven me pretty nuts, to be honest,” he added. “No, I feel healthy, feel like I’m in a good spot to battle and stoked to be back with all of these guys – feel good about it.”