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Ryan Villopoto Injury Update

Villopoto Injury

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto is recovering after successful surgery to ‘set and stabilize’ his broken right leg.

He will likely need an additional surgery when the swelling subsides. The unfortunate injury occurred when Villopoto crashed while leading the St. Louis supercross event.

"This is heartbreaking for both Ryan and the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager Mike Fisher. "RV was going for the championship and riding really well."

"It’s a shame this happened because Ryan has shown so much resilience this season while trying to attain his first supercross championship. I know Ryan will do everything he can to get back as soon as possible."

Villopoto will remain in the hospital in St. Louis until he is able to travel back to California. He wants to thank all his fans for their thoughts, prayers, and support during this tough time.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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