Press Release –
Hibbert Forced to Sit Out ESPN Summer X Games and AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Unfortunately, Tucker Hibbert will spend his summer tending to a knee injury rather than competing at the Summer X Games and select rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
On May 29, while practicing at Spring Creek Motocross Park, Hibbert hyper-extended his right knee, flaring up an injury from 2005. After a week of no improvement and evaluation by his doctor, the decision was made to cancel his summer racing schedule and shift his focus to getting 100% healthy for this winter.
Said Tucker Hibbert: “I can’t put into words how disappointed I am. This is the first year in my career that I won’t be racing motorcycles. It’s a huge disappointment but I had to make the decision to put my health first. I’m focused on taking this time to address this issue and expect to be at the top of my game by October 1. I know I need to be 100% healthy to pull off the racing schedule I’m working on for this winter and next summer. I want to thank ESPN for the invite to compete at the Summer X Games. I wish all of the athletes the best of luck and am determined that I’ll be competing with them in 2011. Also, a huge thanks to my sponsors and fans who’ve stood behind me throughout my racing career.”