KYLE PETERS WILL ATTEMPT TO RACE THIS WEEKEND DESPITE KNEE INJURY
PRESS RELEASE – Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team rider Kyle Peters suffered an unfortunate crash in the snowy conditions outside the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN this past weekend. The Greensboro, NC native injured his knee and was unable to compete in round 14 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Peters traveled back to the JGRMX headquarters in Huntersville, NC on Sunday for evaluation. It was determined that the Suzuki RM-Z250 rider tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee.
Currently sixth in the 250 East Championship point standings, Peters will attempt to race the penultimate round of the series this weekend in Foxborough, Mass. Depending on how he’s feeling, Peters will also contest the Las Vegas Supercross finale before undergoing surgery to repair the ligament.
Peters stated, “I’m extremely disappointed about the unfortunate accident that happened in Minneapolis. It was a freak deal. I’m not going to let this stop me from giving my all. Riding for the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team has been a privilege, and am so thankful for all of their help and support. I want to continue taking advantage of the opportunity. I might be hampered by an injured knee, but I’m a determined individual.”
The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team will travel to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday, April 21st for round 15 of the series.