Our Senior Contributor Casey Davis was on hand at Pala Raceway today, April 25th, and relayed to us that Trey Canard crashed while testing for the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Details were sparse, just that the Red Bull KTM rider appeared to have a shoulder injury and helped by Doc Bodnar of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit (a usual visitor to Pala). We have just received confirmation from KTM of Canard’s injury with a press release that states Canard likely suffered a collarbone injury.
Canard has been sidelined from competition in the closing rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series due to an illness and mutual decision between rider and team to recovery for the summer ahead. He is currently in the middle of a one-year contract with the team, but injuries through the early part of the year have kept him from lining up for the majority of the events.
The press release is posted in full below…
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Trey Canard suffered a crash on Tuesday while testing for the upcoming AMA Pro Motocross Championship in California. Canard likely sustained an injury to his collarbone but plans to see a specialist today in order to determine the exact conclusion.
Canard was slated to line up at the opening round in Sacramento, California on May 20 after missing a majority of the AMA Supercross Championship due to a minor shoulder injury and then later struggling with a virus.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team will provide additional updates upon confirmation from the doctor.