News 13 Feb 2018

Devastated Roczen speaks out on latest injury

Surgery scheduled for this Friday in a bid for a speedy return.

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Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen will undergo surgery this Friday after injuring his hand in the major scare with Cooper Webb in San Diego.

Roczen has confirmed that he fractured the second metacarpal in his right hand, admitting his disappointment just six rounds into the season.

“I’m completely devastated with the outcome of tonight,” Roczen declared. “The first thing I thought about on the ground was my team and all the hard work we’ve put in to get back to this point. I came into the corner with good speed, got on the gas and then caught a ton of traction in the rut.

“I lost my balance and whisky-throttled the bike into [Cooper] Webb. My arm went in between his wheel and swing-arm. We’ve already made the necessary calls to Dr. Viola and are going to get everything fixed up, so I can get back out there as soon as possible.”

Roczen was scheduled to visit his physician today for further evaluation, but surgery has already been scheduled with Dr. Randy Viola – the surgeon who performed all of his procedures in 2017 – on Friday. Additional details will be released when they become available.