Alex Martin Out for the Rest of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross

Alex Martin’s 2021 season has been filled with injuries. 

He missed all but three rounds of Monster Energy Supercross after suffering a fractured carpal bone in his left wrist in a crash during qualifying at Arlington 2. 

He was able to return for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, but at the second round at Thunder Valley he crashed hard at the top of the track during the second qualifying session and sustained a broken arm (fractured radius and ulna in his right arm). 

The injury was expected to end his season, but somehow just 42 days after his injury, Martin returned for his home race, the Spring Creek National. 

Martin has struggled since his return, with his best moto finish a 15th in the first moto at Washougal. Well, things got worse at Unadilla last Saturday, as Martin crashed in the second moto and reinjured his wrist he initially hurt in Supercross. 

Today, he announced he’ll sit out the reminder of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross to heal up. 

“Whelp, it’s been that kind of year. Had a small crash at Unadilla in the 2nd moto last weekend and reinjured the wrist I hurt in Supercross,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been working very hard to come back from numerous injury’s this year, but the reality is I’ve missed a lot of seat time and have been more focused on rehab and physical therapy this summer than actual training and riding. It’s a tough decision as I want to be at the races doing what I love and representing my sponsors, but at this point I’ve decided to be done racing for the summer and let all of my injuries heal properly. Thanks to everyone that supported us this year!”

Main image: Octopi Media

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