News 9 Jul 2015

Shoulder injury puts Cianciarulo out for the season

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider sidelined again.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

A shoulder injury has put Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo out for the rest of the 2015 season, forcing him out of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

Cianciarulo will undergo surgery on his right shoulder for a torn labrum sustained ahead of the Red Bud national, however a concrete recovery period is yet to be confirmed.

“I was starting to get my fitness to the level I needed to compete for wins and now this injury happened,” said Cianciarulo in a team statement. “It wasn’t a small fall, but I did come down awkwardly.

“I’ve had to fight back from injury before and I’m determined to do it again. I’m going to do everything I can to heal properly and come back ready to win in supercross.”

It is the opposite shoulder to what sidelined Cianciarulo last year when he was forced to sit out Pro Motocross and this year’s Monster Energy Supercross season.