News 19 Jun 2017

Musquin overcomes knee injury to salvage points

Red Bull KTM contender just outside top 10 at High Point.

Source: Supplied.

Marvin Musquin faced a challenging weekend at High Point’s fourth round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship as he nursed both a knee injury and the 450 Class points lead.

Entering the event with a torn meniscus in his left knee, the Red Bull KTM rider focused on controlling the damage and making it through the weekend without further damaging the delicate injury on the demanding circuit.

“This week was all about salvaging points in the championship,” said Musquin. “I hurt my left knee so knew it was going to be tough coming into High Point, especially since we were coming in with the red plate.

“I had to ride both races with my feet on the pegs basically unable to put my left leg out, which obviously restricted what I was able to do on the track.”

Finishing 11th overall on the day and losing the points lead to Blake Baggett, the Frenchman confirmed he will continue riding injured throughout the upcoming rounds in order to stay in the title hunt.

“It was tough, but I gave it everything I had and we leave here second in points so it could have been a lot worse,” he explained. “I guess the next few weeks will be about salvaging points and I will just keep trying to do my best.”

Musquin now sits eight points behind Baggett in the premier class championship chase with eight rounds remaining on the 2017 American motocross schedule.