Photo by: Chase Yocom
Not again? It’s never fun, but once again we are wishing Red Bull / KTM’s Trey Canard a speedy recovery. Trey went down in qualifying at last weekend’s 2017 Anaheim 1 SX and after struggling to qualify for the main event with a 4th in the LCQ, the #41 pulled out of the race just seconds before the gate dropped on his first 450SX main event on the KTM.
It was later reported by KTM that Trey injured his shoulder, and yesterday it was updated by the team that the #41 bike will be vacant in San Diego. The team stated that, “After further evaluation, the doctors have confirmed that Canard has sustained a minor rotator cuff tear and will miss Round 2 this Saturday in San Diego.”
Trey has to be beating his head against the wall wondering,”How does this keeps happening to me,” and we are hoping the very likable Oklahoman can solve the mystery, get healthy and quickly put this in his rear-view-miror.Trey just made the switch over to KTM for 2017, and we are looking forward to seeing a healthy Trey on the proven Austrian weapon. The team only announced that Trey would miss the San Diego SX, and we will try to find out more when we get to San Diego on Friday.
This is another in a long line of tough blows for Trey and for the Red Bull / KTM teams third bike. The team has had an impossible time over the last couple of years with keeping a third bike on the track. With Dean Wilson the third KTM saw just five SX main events, and now with Canard their woes continue. Although, nobody is shedding any tears for KTM when they field the number one plate with Ryan Dungey, have a possible Championship contender in Marvin Musquin and have already collected two podium in 2017.
You can check out the Red Bull / KTM press release below.
MURRIETA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Trey Canard suffered a crash during practice at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship on Saturday, resulting in a shoulder injury that forced him to sit out of the evening’s Main Event.
After further evaluation, the doctors have confirmed that Canard has sustained a minor rotator cuff tear and will miss Round 2 this Saturday in San Diego.
Canard: “The good news is that the tear is minor and doesn’t require any type of surgery. It feels extremely sore right now because of the swelling and fluid that has built up around it but once the swelling goes down the doctor says I should be good to go.”