Knee & Back Injuries Sideline Martin Davalos For The Near Future
With the next round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series set to run, Martin Davalos has made it clear that he will not be on the starting line anytime soon. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider has battled injuries from the very start of the 250 East Coast region, as he was badly beaten down in the first-turn crash during the 250 Main Event at the 2018 Arlington Supercross. Davalos received the brunt of the collision in Texas but still managed to race through the pain in following rounds of the East Coast swing. We spoke with Davalos at the 2018 St. Louis Supercross and learned that he was unable to ride during the week at that time due to the pain in his back and knees, issues that were made worse by another crash in that night’s Main Event and forced him to sit out the 2018 Indianapolis Supercross.
After a period of silence, Davalos has announced that he sustained a fractured C7 vertebra at some point in the season, which will require a lengthy layoff in order to heal. Luckily the injury will not require surgery to assist the healing.
While on the sidelines, Davalos has decided to undergo a surgery to repair existing damage to his knee, which will also necessitate a long period of recovery. With this news, it’s highly clear that Davalos will not be back on the starting line for the remaining rounds of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series or for the early portion of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, but there is no announced timeline for a return.