Update from Red Bull / KTM team
“Team rider Maximus Vohland was unable to line up for Saturday’s night program after suffering a practice crash earlier in the day, the Red Bull KTM team said in a press release we received. “The rookie secured a strong seventh-place qualifying position in the 250SX East division before getting transported to the local hospital where doctors confirmed that he has sustained a dislocated hip. Fortunately for Vohland, the X-Ray showed no bone damage and doctors were able to perform a “closed reduction” to put his hip back in place, allowing him to be released from hospital on Saturday evening.”
MotoXAddicts original writeup below:
Red Bull / KTM’s seventeen year-old 250SX East rookie, Max Vohland, went down hard during qualifying today and it was immediately apparent by the angle of his leg that he was done for the night and likely for the year. There is no official word from the Red Bull / KTM team yet, but we are hearing that Max suffered one of the most painful injuries in Moto: a dislocated hip.
The rookie was 6th in the 250SX East Championship points heading into tonight and the Freshman looked to be turning the corner after leading the main event early on last weekend in Houston and finishing 6th. While it is not official, if Max did in fact suffer a dislocated hip, he will likely miss the remainder of his Freshman SX season and return for his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross debut in the summer. We will update you with the teams official press release when it hits our inbox.