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.
Hey guys! I just wanted give you all an update as this season has been very tough for me. As most of you know, I was in pretty bad shape after the Dallas crash. After a ton of evaluations and numerous doctor visits we learned that in addition to the herniated disc that I had been dealing with, I also have a broken C7. I'm feel beyond blessed by the Lord for keeping me safe while I was racing with this condition, also very fortunate that there is no need for spinal surgery. After taking what the doctors have said about my neck into consideration, we've decided I'm gonna need some time to really heal up and get better. With that being said, I decided to also get my knee fixed that way when I come back my body can be at 💯 percent. I'm beyond thankful for everybody that has had my back while going thru this…. also can't thank everyone enough on the team for working so hard for all of us, it's been nothing but amazing to be a part of the @monsterenergy @pcraceteam @racekawasaki once again, I hope to be back soon but till then im gonna make sure my body is at its best 🙏 @scottmotosports @foxmoto @foxracing @atlasbrace @ctikneebraces @hinsonracing @ridedunlop @renthal_moto @twin_air @maximausa @iamspecialized @pairofthieves @bell_powersports