2020 Arlington Supercross | Cooper Webb Update
The 2020 Arlington Supercross had more than a few injuries and luckily, it sounds like the rider that could have possibly suffered the most serious injury of the day is much better than initially expected. Cooper Webb’s hard slam in 450 Race Two has left the Red Bull KTM rider with a deep bone bruise and hematoma on his pelvis and sacrum.
Webb made one small miscue while going up the dragon back section during the late stages of 450 Race Two, which caused his Red Bull KTM to miss one of the whoops, endo off the top and front-flip into the face of the nearby triple. As if that didn’t sound bad enough, Webb was tossed over the handlebars at the height of the flip and landed, bottom-first, on the concrete floor of AT&T Stadium. The Alpinestars Mobile Medical staff were at his side within seconds and after a few tense moments, they had Webb lifted up and onto the Mule so that he could be transferred to an ambulance and nearby hospital.
There was little information regarding Webb at the track shortly after the race, as much of Red Bull KTM’s staff had torn down their rig and headed to the hospital to see the rider. We heard an early word of a hip or pelvis injury, but just as we grabbed our phones to contact the team’s press officer, Webb posted a Saturday update of his own on Instagram that he had already left the medical exams and was diagnosed with deep bone bruise and hematoma on his pelvis and sacrum. It’s worth pointing out that there was no sort of note from Webb that said he will miss upcoming races; instead, he concluded the statement by saying, “Not quite done yet.”
Webb was credited with 2-17-20 scores on the night in Arlington, which put him 12th overall in the 450 Class. The defending champion is still third in the point standings and trails leader Eli Tomac by 26-points.
We will keep an eye out for more updates from Red Bull KTM regarding Webb as we turn our attention towards the next round of the series, the 2020 Atlanta Supercross.
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Some times you ride the bull sometimes you get the horns. Just left medical examinations and I got very lucky with hematoma with deep bone bruising to my pelvis as well as my sacrum. Extremely lucky and blessed to only walk away with that. Thanks everyone for the support and prayers. Not quite done yet