Coldenhoff Side-Lined with Knee Injury

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 25.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Glenn Coldenhoff will miss out on his 2014 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship dream after sustaining a left knee injury while training this week at Honda Park in Holland.

The Dutchman, who has won two from the last six motos in the MX2 class - and is currently third in the FIM series standings with the works RM-Z250 - lost control of his machine cresting a jump, landed awkwardly and ripped-away the exterior lateral ligament as well as sustaining a compression-fracture.

Coldenhoff will have surgery performed by Doctor Richter at the Ortema facility in Ludwigsburg in Germany today (Friday) where he will have a bone graft. It is anticipated that the Dutch Championship leader will miss around three months if the rehab programme goes to plan. Hopefully, he still might make one-or-two of the last meetings of the year.

It is a bitter setback for the rider who was set to try and increase his lead in the domestic competition and was looking forward to contesting his home Grand Prix at Valkenswaard next weekend.

For the team also there is a feeling of disbelief after such a strong start to the 2014 campaign.

Said Coldenhoff: “I am so disappointed. I scrubbed a jump and must have just caught my wheel because it set me a little short; I almost saved it. There was a lot of pain initially and we went straight for a check but the x-ray didn’t reveal much damage due to the swelling. It is only when we saw the MRI that we got the bad news.

“I could say plenty-more but I don't think a magazine would print it! I had maximum points in the Dutch championship and was third in the World with Valkenswaard next. It would have been a good season, but now I have to focus on coming back from this.”

Tags: rockstar energy suzuki europe, glenn coldenhoff, mx, motocross, mx2, mxgp

Revolt Killer Citrus

Social Feed

19 minutes ago: RT @XGames: Colten Moore is gonna send it to the moon at #XGames Aspen! https://t.co/tN2oYAIKBA see full story

18 hours ago: Adam Jones taking the road less traveled 📸: AP Creative Media #FMX #RockstarEnergy see full story

22 hours ago: Check out a Day in the Park with Torstein Horgmo and the boys as they shed down under at Perisher Visit the Rockstar Energy YouTube page for the full edit!... see full story

23 hours ago: Looking for more #shredbots? @TorsteinHorgmo is at it again with his new episode "A Day in a Park" #rockstarsnow… https://t.co/OSVCgmRClY see full story

2 days ago: Spencer O'Brien talks about how she trains getting herself ready for the 2017 Xgames in this ESPN clip! #RockstarEnergy #Snow see full story

2 days ago: The Xgames are right around the corner! Check out Hailey Langland in this ESPN episode of #xorigins #RockstarEnergy #Snow see full story

2 days ago: Big shoutout to @McRae_Williams taking home the @SFRFreestyle top spot in Front Romeu, France this past weekend!… https://t.co/T88YMNTgat see full story

2 days ago: Big congrats to McRae Williams taking the SFR Freestyle Tour top spot in Front Romeu, France 🤘🏽🏂 and to Alex Bellemare for the 3rd place... see full story

2 days ago: RT @KICKERaudio: Beast mode! @colt45moore @nitrocircus @rockstarenergy #NitroCircus #31style #freestyle https://t.co/9yNjBWGiJ5 https://t.c… see full story

2 days ago: Mud was no obstacle for Graham Jarvis as he took his first ever win at #EddysExtreme 🙌🏽 #RockstarHusky #OneTeamNoBorders see full story

2 days ago: The #xgames are right around the corner! Check out @yung_hails in this @espn episode of #xorigins here https://t.co/Iz5ExA0kJC #Rockstarsnow see full story

2 days ago: Little mud wasn't going to stop @GrahamJarvis1 from his first ever win at Eddy's extreme! #RockstarHusky #OneTeam https://t.co/HOEFCZzVDa see full story