Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Garrett Marchbanks is currently out for the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season due to a lacerated liver, bruised lungs, and a torn MCL and PLC sustained in a crash at round 13 of Monster Energy Supercross.
Marchbanks released an update on his injury today and said he’s ahead of schedule and hopes to be back on the bike within the next month.
“It has been about 12 weeks since my accident during round 13 of Supercross,” he wrote on Instagram. “My knee has made huge improvements with the help of physical therapy, indoor cycling and 5-6 days a week of gym time. I’m expected to get back to training on the bike within the next month, which is way sooner than what we were first told.”
But what does the future hold for the Utah native? He’s unsure as of now.
“That being said, I’m not too sure what the future holds for me (team wise) as of right now moving forward into 2021 Supercross. All I can do right now is keep a positive attitude and continue grinding to get my knee 100%.”
Marchbanks has been a member of the Team Green squad since 2012 and turned pro at Hangtown with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki in 2018. During his time in the amateur ranks, Marchbanks won a total of eight titles at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship. He also won the 2014 AMA Youth Motocross Racer of the Year and the 2017 AMA Amateur Motocross Racer of the Year.
Prior to Monster Energy Supercross going on pause due to COVID-19, Marchbanks won his first career supercross at Daytona. When the series returned, he finished third at Salt Lake City 1 and fifth at Salt Lake City 2. He finished fifth overall in the 250SX East Region despite missing the last two rounds.
Jordon Smith and Austin Forkner will both return to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki next season. The status for Marchbanks and Cameron McAdoo with the team for 2021 has not been announced.
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