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THE BUZZ | Presented by VonZipper

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has announced the news that Adam Cianciarulo has suffered a broken wrist and will most likely be a scratch for the start of the 250 East Coast Championship, a part of the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Series. The word spread through the pit area over the weekend in Glendale, Arizona, with Mitch Payton confirming the news to Racer X on Saturday. Those we’ve spoken to separately on the matter told us Cianciarulo was to visit doctors this week, and that there was a chance of surgery and a pin may be needed to expedite the healing process. We were told the crash occurred earlier in the week during a practice moto.

The new year had already been rough for AC, as he separated from longtime trainer Aldon Baker and was said to have suffered an ankle injury that kept him off of the bike.

This is another massive setback for the young 250 rider, who came into the professional ranks as one of the top amateur prodigies in the sport’s history. Cianciarulo has only competed in six American Supercross races over his pro career, all of which occurred in 2014; He won his debut in Arlington and suffered a shoulder injury just weeks later in Toronto. A second, separate shoulder injury later that year while racing in Switzerland forced him to miss all of the 2015 SX season.

Cianciarulo is in the final year of a very lucrative five-year contract with Kawasaki, which carried him out of the amateur ranks and into the Pro Circuit team.

Heal up Adam.