The Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing duo of Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac are two of the favorites entering the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. But both are dealing with injuries sustained in Monster Energy Supercross.
Tomac, who wrapped up his second 450 title a round early in Supercross, is dealing with a torn MCL sustained at his heat race in Atlanta. While Tomac missed the final round of Supercross, he said in the pre-season press conference that his knee is “90 percent” heading into the opener this weekend.
“It’s made good ground and improvement, and healing, I would say I am pretty close to 90 percent,” he said. “To where I basically don’t feel it at all while riding, I would have to catch it in a weird way for it to be an issue. But it’s been strong at home the past two or three weeks it’s been making good progress. And I was definitely lucky to be able to take off Salt Lake there and let it heal for a few more days and slowly work back into the motos.”
As for Ferrandis, the defending 450 Pro Motocross Champion, he is recovering from a wrist injury sustained in Detroit that kept him out of much of the Supercross season.
“I feel good, thanks for asking. Yeah, that wrist injury was nothing crazy, but it took me awhile to feel… like I could ride after a couple of weeks but it’s just the pain was always there for a long time,” he said. “I think it got back to normal since only two or three weeks. It was a small injury but very bothering. But now it’s all good and it’s ready for the motocross.”
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