RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen will take the next three Monster Energy AMA Supercross races off to recover from an ankle injury.
Last weekend, Roczen re-aggravated the injury to his left ankle originally sustained three races ago in Atlanta and was ultimately forced to sit out the Daytona Supercross.
After meeting with doctors earlier this week and consulting with RCH team owners Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael, Roczen chose to heed the group‰Ûªs collective recommendation and take some time off to allow his injuries to heal completely. The 20-year-old German rider was diagnosed with a partial ligament tear, a high ankle sprain and a deep bone bruise.
After winning the 2014 outdoor title and starting off the season with two wins in the first three races, Roczen was a heavy favorite to compete for the 2015 450SX title. He came into Daytona third in the 450SX championship point standings but fell to fourth after not being able to compete.
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