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Garrett Marchbanks Out For Rest Of 2020

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UPDATE JUNE 23 | More bad news for Garrett Marchbanks. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has stated that Marchbanks will sit out the entire 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship due to his Supercross crash. Although the initial injury list was vague, Marchbanks has now stated the full extent of the “undisclosed internal injuries” includes a laceration to the liver and bruised lungs, plus tears to the MCL and PCL in his knee that will require surgery to repair. The current recovery timeline for these issues is five months, which means Marchbanks should be cleared to ride just in time to start preseason for the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I’m so gutted to announce that I will be sitting out the rest of the season due to a crash that took place during round 13. I ended up lacerating my liver, bruising my lungs, I also tore my MCL and PCL which will require surgery this Friday and will be about a 5 month healing process. I would like to take this time to thank all of my sponsors and a special heartfelt thanks to Mitch Payton and the entire Pro Circuit team for this opportunity and for all the endless support. I look forward to lining up at the gate again soon. @monsterenergy @racekawasaki @pcraceteam @scottmotosports @foxmoto @maximausa @ethika @ridedunlop @courtneyrraee

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UPDATE JUNE 15 | The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has announced Garrett Marchbanks will sit out the two remaining rounds of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series due as a result of the crash and injury at the 2020 Salt Lake City Three Supercross. The bruised lung and undisclosed internal injuries that he suffered as a result of the 250 Main Event slam will take some time to heal and with the start of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule for mid-July, the rider and team have opted out of the final 250 East Coast Region race this Wednesday and the 250 East-West Showdown on Sunday.

The lack of points scored by Marchbanks at the SLC Three SX and what he’ll miss from the final two races shouldn’t hurt him in the standings. Ranked third in the championship, he was mathematically out of contention for the title but has a large enough buffer over Jeremy Martin and Jalek Swoll that he will most certainly maintain his spot or finish no worse than fourth overall.


Some good news is coming after the hard crash Garrett Marchbanks had during 250 Main Event at the 2020 Salt Lake City Three Supercross that led to a red flag and some tense moments. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider took a slam in the rhythm lane while trying to avoid other riders in the chaos of on the opening lap in the muddy race, was unable to get himself off the track without help from the Alpinestars Mobile Medical staff, and was transferred to a local hospital so that doctors could monitor his breathing and pain in his chest and back.

A lack of updates caused some to assume that Marchbanks was seriously injured, but the Monday press release from the Kawasaki stated that he was okay and is hopeful to be back on the bike when the next round of the 250 East Coast Region takes place on Wednesday during the 2020 Salt Lake City Six Supercross. “Between the rainy weather and sloppy track conditions, I didn’t help myself with the bad start in the main event. My ribs and back are really sore from my crash so I will get checked out, take these 10-days to recover and go from there. I hope to be back out there a week from Wednesday and make up some points,” Marchbanks is quoted in the press release. We’ve heard that Marchbanks may have hurt his lungs, but the team is unable to comment further until next week, when they will announce a decision to race or not.

The lack of points scored by Marchbanks at the SLC Three SX didn’t hurt him in the standings. Ranked third overall, he was mathematically out of contention for the title but has a large enough buffer over Jeremy Martin and Jalek Swoll that he will most certainly maintain his spot, even if he misses the final two rounds.


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Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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