News 25 Jan 2023

Musquin to remain sidelined with wrist injury

Return date yet to be determined leading into Anaheim 2.

Image: Foremost Media.

Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin will sit out Anaheim 2 and potentially more rounds of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship as he continues to recover from a left wrist injury.

Musquin, 33, sustained the injury while practicing prior to San Diego and, as a result of that incident, will also miss this Saturday’s first Triple Crown event of the season at Anaheim 2 on January 28.

It is expected that Musquin will at least miss the next few rounds of the season at this point, as he awaits further confirmation on the extent of the injury to his wrist.

“To have this injury that happened last Wednesday practicing this early in the season is not ideal,” he commented. “You prepare yourself for three months and to only race one race at Anaheim and get hurt is obviously disappointing.

“Right now all that I can do is wait and do everything I can to heal. There’s bone bruising and a bad sprain, but the time that I will be out for is a little bit unknown. I’ll go by feeling, day after day, week after week, and see how it goes.”

Musquin, who finished fourth in last year’s series, started Anaheim 1 strongly by qualifying in third position, however, he could only manage fifth in his heat race and 12th place in the main event.