During the first 450 qualifying session at the 2020 Arlington SX, Monster Energy / Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo went down hard over the dragon’s back section of one the rhythm sections and injured his left shoulder in the crash. AC walked off the track under his own power but he was indicating pain in his shoulder. Adam went to Instagram and updated us all with the prognosis of his injury: “Had a crash in Q1 and broke my left collarbone. Gonna have to sit this one out tonight. Sucks but it is what it is. My fault. I’ll keep you guys updated on the recovery!”

You might remember, AC spent two years dealing with surgeries repairing both of his shoulders, so this is the last thing we want to see happen with the #9. While AC was only able to complete three laps of the first qualifying session, he did finish with the fifth-fastest lap time.

Click here to watch video of the crash.
Update: Adam Cianciarulo out for Arlington SX

It was just reported that AC suffered a broken collar bone in the crash. That’s not great, but definitely better than the shoulder injuries he previously suffered early on in his career. A broken collar bone injury is generally a 4-6 week injury depending on whether AC decides to have it plated or to let it heal on its own. We wish the #9 a quick recovery and hope to see him back out there sooner than later.


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