Late in moto one of the 2019 Unadilla National while running 6th, Red Bull / KTM’s Cooper Webb got off balance, dabbed his foot and was forced to pull out of moto 1 and miss moto 2 with a knee injury.
Yesterday, Cooper updated everyone on his knee injury and it sounds like the #2 will not be requiring any surgery, but he will miss the remainder of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
“Unfortunately at Unadilla this past weekend I had a knee injury in Moto 1,” Cooper said. “While trying to avoid a lapped rider I changed lines mid air which led to landing cross rutted. My leg got ripped off the foot peg and instantly felt pain in my left knee which led to not finishing the motos. With that being said I got an MRI done and the results told us that I have a Bone Contusion, Hematoma, and hyper extension with fluid build up around my knee. This injury is best case scenario and will not require surgery nor were there any tears in my knee 🙏🏼 it will require rest and rehab. Moving forward, the Red Bull / KTM team, myself, and inner circle have decided to let my knee heal and I will miss the last 2 rounds of Pro Motocross in order to be healthy for 2020 to defend my Supercross championship. Very thankful it wasn’t worse and thanks everyone for reaching out and all the support. It has been an absolutely amazing 2019 season and I can’t wait for 2020.”