INJURY REPORT: ADAM CIANCIARULO OUT FOR 2021 WASHOUGAL NATIONAL & REST OF SEASON
Sadly, Adam Cianciarulo has announced that he will miss this Saturday’s race in Washougal, Washington and he will be out for the remainder of the 2021 Pro Motocross season. The second-year Kawasaki 450 rider has been struggling with an arm issue at his ulna nerve, causing him to lose strength on the track. Adam has struggled with crashes and this past weekend’s wreck at Spring Creek ended his day of racing and helped his decision to undergo surgery sooner rather than later. Adam joins Zach Osborne, Jason Anderson and Phil Nicoletti on the 450 class injured list.
Adam Cianciarulo said: “I’ve been dealing with an ulnar nerve issue for the past couple of years. Randomly, I started having problems with it at the end of 2019. In 2020 it was mostly manageable and I really thought it was just arm pump. However, it continued to get worse this past off-season to the point where I couldn’t do more than a few laps at a time.”
Adam underwent surgery before the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season which hindered his pre-season preparation and left him with barely any time to practice before the season opener in Houston. Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t fix the issue. Adam stated: “After a lot of tests and scans, I had nerve decompression procedure right before SX ‘21. I’ve experienced minor relief from that, but not enough to be myself out there. I lose what feels like most of the strength in my right hand gradually as I’m riding. I’ve tried to be smart and do my best—but at this point the only logical decision is to get it fixed.”
Adam continued:“It’s a relatively simple procedure, but it will put me out for the rest of this season. This has been difficult, mentally and physically. It’s driven me mad a few times if I’m honest. I’ve learned a lot about focusing on the things you can control and not getting lost worrying about the things you can’t. Ultimately, I’m always grateful for my challenges and the things they teach me. Surgery is this morning and I’m happy to get it sorted so I can continue going after my goals and get back to having fun on my dirtbike. I’ll be back and better. Thank you for your continued support. Talk to you soon.”