Ken Roczen’s now undergone three operations since his Anaheim 2 crash resulted in a compound fracture of the left radius along with a dislocated elbow and wrist.
The Honda HRC rider was flown to Colorado where he was put under the care of Dr Randall Viola, the team physician
for the men’s US Alpine Ski Team who specialises in hand, wrist and elbow injuries.
“This obviously isn’t the way I was hoping the supercross season would go,” he said, “but I’ve accepted the challenge and am putting all of my effort into getting healthy again. I want to thank everyone at The Steadman Clinic and specifically Dr Viola and Team Viola for all the care.
“It’s great knowing I have the best people possible helping me through this. The support from my fans and the industry on social media has been incredible too. I especially want to thank my team at Honda – which has truly become like a family – and my other partners who have been behind me 100 per cent. I look forward to getting back to racing as soon as possible.”
Additional surgeries are still needed and, according to Roczen’s agent, Dr Viola’s goal is for these procedures to be completed by Friday after which Roczen will be able to return to his home in Florida to begin the recovery process.