Preseason Crashes Injure Mumford (Wrist) & Rodbell (Ankle)
The closing weeks of the offseason are always stressful for riders, as the high-intensity sprints and race-simulation motos increase their chances of crashing. On Tuesday, Carson Mumford and Justin Rodbell announced that they’d been hurt in separate incidents, serious injuries that will put them on the sidelines for the Monster Energy Supercross Championship.
Mumford’s Instagram Story showed how quickly a routine day at the track could go awry. Fox Raceway posted clips of the BARX Suzuki rider in action on their Supercross practice track early, which he shared through his account. A few hours after the action footage came two separate photos, one of his left wrist badly broken and displaced, the other of him on the ground next to the bike with the caption, “And just like that back to square one, all that hard offseason work. Unfortunately, my bike blew up on a jump.” The injury will likely require surgery to reset the joint and repair the damage.
BARX Suzuki is set to run the 250 West Coast portion of the Supercross season, which begins in just over a month, and the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
“Unfortunately it’s gonna be a slow recovery and I will most likely miss supercross. I would like to take this time and apologize to all my sponsors and everyone who believes in me. Down but not out.😅💔 I’ll keep everyone updated on my recovery time. Till then I will be spending time with the people who matter the most to me,” wrote Rodbell in the caption.
The privateer planned to run the upcoming series in the 450 Class aboard a Husqvarna with support from O’Neal Racing, HJC, Specbolt, and other sponsors.