IRVINE, Calif. — Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the left shoulder.
The surgery is expected to sideline Cianciarulo for three to four months. He was injured during Saturday night’s East Regional 250 SX event at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
“This setback is very disappointing,” said Cianciarulo. “We had a great start to the supercross season and I wanted to win a championship for my Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team. As much as I would love to tough it out like I did last weekend, the people around me and I feel this is the best decision to fix my shoulder for good. I know I will come back stronger and ready to compete as soon as I can.”
The 17-year-old Cianciarulo made a spectacular Monster Energy Supercross debut, winning his first race. His scored three victories and five podiums in his first five Supercross starts.