Colt Nichols’ impressive rookie season has reportedly come to an end. In his first season in Monster Energy Supercross, the Oklahoma native has shown impressive speed and was beginning to string together consistent results to match, finishing eighth and sixth at Indy and Detroit, respectively. The Motosport.com/GPI/Honda Racing rider wrote on Instagram today that he injured his knee in practice in St. Louis but wasn’t aware to the extent of the injury. He raced the 250SX main event that night, finishing sixteenth. After experiencing some swelling the following day, Nichols got his knee checked out, where it was revealed he had torn his ACL. Nichols, currently twelfth in the 250SX East Region, will miss the remainder of Monster Energy Supercross. There is no word on if he’ll be able to race any Lucas Oil Pro Motocross rounds.
Nichols full statement on Instagram is below.
“Well looks like I will be side lined for a while after today. I crashed in the second timed practice in St. Louis and ended up with a fully torn ACL. At the time I didn’t think anything was wrong It was just a little painful and uncomfortable so I raced that night and did my best. Noticed some swelling the next day so I decided to get it checked out and now we are here. Can’t help but be a little bummed cause I just want to go racing but these things happen. Going to get this fixed up and come back stronger than ever. Thank you to everybody that supported me throughout my rookie Supercross season. I can get knocked down but I will always pick myself back up with help from my family, friends, and everybody who supports me.”