More bad luck for Cianciarulo

Sometimes it seems that some riders couldn't get a break even if they bought one. Pro Circuit's Adam Cianciarulo has had nothing but bad luck and injuries since turning professional, and it doesn't look like 2015 is going to be any better.

In a team statement issued by Cianciarulo, the young rider revealed that the shoulder injury he picked up while practicing for the Red Bud AMA Nationals means that he will miss the rest of the outdoor season.

“I was starting to get my fitness to the level I needed to compete for wins and now this injury happened. It wasn't a small fall, but I did come down awkwardly. I've had to fight back from injury before and I'm determined to do it again. I'm going to do everything I can to heal properly and come back ready to win in supercross.”

The injury is thankfully not the same side that he dislocated during the Canadian Round of last year's Supercross, but it's potentially more serious as this time he's torn the labrum, part of the cartilage that attaches to the rim of the shoulder socket and helps to keep the ball of the joint in place. Just like the Toronto crash, the injury means another spell under the surgeon's knife, so recovery is not going to be swift.

The injury comes on the back of another ruinied Supercross season as the Kawasaki rider injured himself at the Geneva Supercross before Anaheim 1, damaging the same shoulder as had been injured in Toronto and leading to even more surgery.

For the team, it's a big set back as they try to regain some of their previous success in the 250 class. Cianciarulo's team mates Joey Savatgy and Chris Aldredge are currently sitting 4th and 10th respectively in the 2015 250 season, with AC50 in 7th, but with even Savatgy over 100 points behind leader Jeremy Martin, hopes for a Pro Circuit rider on the top of the podium at the end of the year are at best slim.

No date has been set for ACs surgery so his return to racing is even more uncertain. It looks likely that he will have to sit things out until the Monster Energy Cup, or maybe play things safe and reckon on a safe return at Anaheim in 2016.

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