Red Bull KTM has announced that Trey Canard will sit out the 2017 Southwick MX, round seven of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, due to a practice crash earlier in the week. Although no serious injuries were sustained in the incident, Canard has determined it’s in his best interest to take time off to let his body recover. Per the press release, Canard will miss at least one round.
Canard signed with Red Bull KTM for the 2017 but has missed much of the race season with injuries and issues. He suffered a torn rotor cuff at the opening round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series and did not line up again until the 2017 Arlington SX, the sixth round of the series. His comeback was marred by illness and in late March it was announced that he would sit out the rest of Supercross to fully recover. After getting back to full health, Canard broke his collarbone while testing for the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and did not line up until the 2017 Muddy Creek MX, the fifth round of the summer. Canard’s finishes for the four motos he has raced so far this summer (Muddy Creek and RedBud) are 10-11-13-11.
Canard currently has a one-year contract with Red Bull KTM, which expires at the end of the 2017 race season.
The press release is posted in full below…
MURRIETA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team's Trey Canard suffered a crash earlier this week and therefore will miss the upcoming round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Southwick, Massachusetts.
Canard did not sustain any bodily injuries; however, due to the impact of his crash, Canard will sit out for at least one round.
Canard's teammate, Marvin Musquin, will line up on Saturday for Round 7 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship this weekend at Southwick.