News 23 Apr 2024

Broken tibial plateau ends Roczen's Supercross season in 2024

Following an MRI on Monday, multiple fractures have been revealed for Ken Roczen.

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Ken Roczen announced on Tuesday that his 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season is over after further testing following his crash in Nashville revealed he suffered broken bones on his tibial plateau, foot, and toe. The news comes following confirmation that Roczen was okay after his crash in Nashville but that he was going to receive an MRI on Monday to evaluate the extent of the damage. Now his season is officially over.

“Alright, after further evaluation it looks like I will be out for a little bit,” said Roczen. “It turns out I broke my tib plateau , my foot and my toe. No surgery is required as of right now but we are still gathering some information and further evaluation.”

The violent crash that ultimately ended Roczen’s season came on the eighth lap in Nashville when a shock component failure sent the German over the bars in the whoops. Although he did well to eject to flat ground and the bike did not hit him, the sudden hard landing on his left leg forced his lower leg and foot into the bottom of the boot with heavy force. Tests were done on Roczen at the stadium where initial reports were promising, but further testing was ultimately needed.

Roczen had a strong 2024 campaign in which he won the Glendale Supercross and sat fifth in the standings before his crash. Though no timetable has been established for his return, Roczen was already not going to race AMA Pro Motocross this year as he would instead focus on competing in the third year of the FIM World Supercross Championship later in the year. For now, he plans to rest up and get his leg back to full strength.