News 24 May 2024

Stitches required for Marchbanks, sidelined indefinitely

Press day crash at Fox Raceway National the culprit for the Yamaha rider's injury.

Image: Octopi Media.

Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha rider Garrett Marchbanks will miss the start of AMA Pro Motocross after a crash on press day left a gash on his thumb that required stitches. The injury was sustained on the same thumb that Marchbanks had broken at the Nashville Supercross and the reaggravated injury will sideline Marchbanks indefinitely.

The crash happened when Shane McElrath, Jerry Robin and Christian Craig crashed on the backside of a tunnel jump during press day and Marchbanks was the next rider on scene. Not knowing they were down, Marchbanks jumped right onto their bikes and crashed immediately. He was transported to a local hospital where he received stitches for a gash on the crease of his thumb extending from his palm to the back of his hand.

No timetable has been established for his return to racing yet as he and the team further assess the recovery process. The first four rounds of the series take place in four successive weekends which means Marchbanks will need to return very quickly to not miss many races. The team says they will provide further updates on his plan moving forward when more information is available.