Max Anstie has spent the last couple of seasons dealing with a few injuries over in the MXGP series and it looks like his injury woes have followed the Englishman over to the US. “HEP Motorsports Suzuki regrets to inform you that team rider Max Anstie will miss the opening rounds of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series,” the team announced today. “Through no fault of rider or team, an aggravation of a previous injury requires surgery on Max’s left ankle. Through the help of Dr. Arthur Ting, the expectation is for Max to be back on the motorcycle during the last half of the Supercross season. Get well soon Max, we look forward to a successful season.”

Max added to the statement from the HEP Motorsports team with: “Well this sucks for Christmas”. This is a crappy way to start Max’s return to the US, but hopefully, he will be at full fitness for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. That’s where we really expect Max to shine. We will keep you all updated on Max’s recovery and expected return to racing date when we know more.

Photo from Max’s Instagram account


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.