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Aaron Plessinger out for remainder of 2024 Supercross with fractured elbow

Red Bull KTM announced Tuesday that Aaron Plessinger is out for the remainder of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season after fracturing his elbow in Round 13 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

“I’m really bummed to not be able to finish out the full Supercross season, given I was having my best 450 season yet,” Plessinger said in a release. “Your elbow is just one of those areas of your body that takes a lot of impact when you ride, so I need to do the right thing and let it heal properly with a realistic goal to be back in time for the start of the Pro Motocross series.

“The good thing is there is no ligament damage, so healing should hopefully be short and sweet. It’s hard to be negative when I’m lucky enough to work with a great team who fully support healing properly, so we should all be back together getting ready for an early start on outdoor preparations in a few weeks’ time.”

Plessinger missed the night show after a crash in Free Practice. As a result, Plessinger will fail to earn points in five of the 17 rounds that comprise the Supercross calendar.

The plan is for Plessinger to heal and return to the Pro Motocross outdoor season when it gets underway May 25, 2024, at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Storybook Season

Plessinger was having a storybook season. After winning his first 450 Supercross race earlier this season in San Diego, Plessinger donned the red plate and kept it through Anaheim 2.

He started 2024 the season with four consecutive top-fives, including the mudder in San Diego before his results started to slide. Plessinger finished outside the top five in five of the next six races but seemed to have reversed his fortune in his last two attempts, finishing fourth in back-to-back races in Seattle and St. Louis.

Last year, Aaron Plessinger dominated in Detroit until his toe hooked the dirt and he crashed. Now, he’s “ready to get back up there and do some damage.”

Despite his mid-season struggles, Plessinger entered Foxborough sixth in the championship standings with a 164-point cushion over 21st in the combined SuperMotocross standings.

Riders automatically qualify for the featured races of the SuperMotocross World Championship if they rank inside the top 20 and are also awarded seeding points for their position at the end of the combined season — so while there is little doubt Plessinger will fall below the cutline, it is important to earn as many points as possible.

Plessinger’s win in San Diego means that he will qualify for the Last Chance Qualifiers in the final race in the event he does not score enough points.

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