After Hard Landing, Cooper Webb Will Race In Atlanta

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Cooper Webb will compete in Saturday's Supercross race in Atlanta. (KTM Photo)
Cooper Webb will compete in Saturday's Supercross race in Atlanta. (KTM Photo)

ATLANTA – The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team has confirmed that reigning Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 champion Cooper Webb will compete on Saturday inside Georgia’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Webb was involved in a violent crash last Saturday in Arlington, Texas, that saw him flip off his bike and land back and head first on a section of concrete flooring next to the race track.

The crash took Webb out of the remainder of the event and he was taken to a local hospital to be checked out. In a statement Monday evening, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team confirmed Webb had suffered a severe bone bruise on his left pelvis/hip and a hematoma on his sacrum/tailbone.

However, those injuries are not enough to keep Webb from lining up to compete this weekend in Atlanta, Ga.

“Cooper is extremely lucky to have only sustained minor injuries from his crash on Saturday and he will be taking it easy this week to allow the swelling to subside,” said Team Manager Ian Harrison. “As we all know, Cooper is a very tough and determined rider so we know that he will do everything in his power to line up this Saturday in Atlanta.”