Prior to the start of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper sustained a significant foot injury that would cost him the entire season.
Below was the initial update from Cooper:
“I have broken and dislocated 4 metatarsals and have some fractures in the center of my foot as well. Will most likely get surgery early next week,” he wrote on Instagram. “Not the way i wanted to start the year off, everything has been going really good until this. This is called a Lisfranc injury and will probably put me off the bike for about 6 months.”
The 2021 Western Regional AMA 250 Supercross Champion provided another update today on social and it looks as things are progressing well. Today was the first day he was able to walk with shoes! Hell, yeah, Justin. Strap on those Vans and go for a walk, bro.
While we still don’t have an exact timetable on his return, hopefully he will be ready for the Pro Motocross opener on May 28 at Pala.
“UPDATE: So it’s been 11 weeks since my crash, I got all of the hardware removed 3 weeks ago and have been making steady progress since then! I had to let them pin sites close up which took a little over a week, but i have been in the pool and on the spin bike the last week. Today was my first day able to walk in some actual shoes. It’s been a long process but it’s getting better each day, won’t be long now. See you guys soon.”
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