Kyle Chisholm goes under the knife to fix his knee.
Press release: The 51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha Team is disappointed to announce that Kyle Chisholm will miss the rest of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship due to a torn ACL. Chisholm was injured at the High Point National and has sought professional medical attention where surgery on the damaged knee was required. We wish Kyle a speedy recovery and look forward to working with him in preparation for the 2019 AMA Supercross season.
“This definitely wasn’t the way I had my summer planned” Chisholm mentioned. “I finally felt like I had some momentum on my side, but this little hiccup isn’t going to slow us down. I’m also taking some time to take care of some other lingering injuries that I have. I will get this all fixed up and be 100% come Supercross season. I’m thankful for the successful year that I’ve had until this point and look forward to coming back stronger than ever.”
Chisholm’s injury comes after a successful Supercross campaign in the 250 West and 450 East Regional Championship where he finished 7th and 23rd respectively. Kyle and the #11 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha YZ450F were competing in the 450MX class of the 2018 Pro Motocross Championship which started strong with 11th and 9th place finishes at the opening two rounds.
51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha rider Kyle Chisholm has been cleared by medics after crashing in Lakewood, Colorado during round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Kyle crashed in the fast uphill rhythm section during moto 1, resulting in 39 – DNS finishes. The race was red flagged and restarted do to Chisholm’s crash.
Kyle Chisholm commented of the crash: “I’m doing a lot better now, just a little banged up and bruised. I was feeling really good all day, qualified well earlier this morning and was running inside the Top 10 until the crash. I got a good start and was clicking off laps but unfortunately hit a nasty kicker in the uphill rhythm section. Things got a little out of control but I feel better now and am hoping to put this behind me and be ready for High Point in two weeks.”
Despite the hard crash, Chisholm feels he’ll be ready for the next round. There is a weekend off before High Point and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Chiz has been Mr. Consistent this year finishing every 250 West SX, select 450 SX rounds he raced and was Top 10 in the points of the 450 Nationals until this weekend. Look for a solid rebound from the likable #11.