Ken Roczen has undergone nine surgeries, may have more in future
HRC Honda rider Ken Roczen has already undergone nine surgeries since his crash at Anaheim on Jan. 21.
Roczen was riding in third place during the Anaheim 2 event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, when he went down hard during the main event.
From the moment he hit the ground it was evident that Roczen was not going to be back for a while, and indeed the German’s Instagram feed has been populated with multiple images from the hospital since his incident. The crash had left him with a dislocated wrist, dislocated elbow and compounded radius.
While some posts have been promising, an update he posted to Instagram Thursday night documented the struggle he has been having to deal with physically and mentally.
“Ninth surgery yesterday and the pain is insane,” stated Roczen. “They took a bone graft from my tib to repair my scaphoid. Going home tomorrow hopefully. Getting the ex fix out in couple weeks and might need another surgery on top of that. Injury was a lot worse than we thought. Not always fun when you wake up and you don't get the news you want to hear.”
As for the rest of the 450SX and 250SX East riders, they will be in action from the Georgia Dome this weekend for the Atlanta Supercross. Watch LIVE coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday night on FS1.
Roczen's latest Instagram post: