Cooper Webb OUT for the first rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross series – Undergoing Surgery

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It was now not a secret that Cooper Webb had been dealing with a thumb injury since the second half of the 2024 AMA Supercross season. Despite that, he finished runner-up in the standings and even won ground over Jett Lawrence at some point. On the other hand, Webb´s situation about the AMA Pro Motocross, which starts in two weeks in Fox Raceway, has been unclear until Today.

The Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha rider confirmed through social media he will be undergoing surgery to repair a fix torn ligament on his thumb. The surgery will need eight weeks to recover, this means Webb will be out for the first half of the AMA Pro Motocross calendar.

“It was awesome to end the season on the podium despite the adversity we’ve been dealt these past few weeks. I had to dig deep for that one tonight and I’m pumped to share the podium with my teammate for his first 450SX podium. It’s disappointing to be missing the beginning of Pro Motocross, but fixing this thumb injury is a must to be at my best for the remainder of the year. The goal is to come back for the final stretch of the outdoor season and come into the SMX playoffs swinging.”

At the same time, teammate Eli Tomac will be also out for six to eight weeks due to a Bennet’s Fracture due to a crash at Denver. This means rookie Justin Cooper will be the sole 450 rider at the AMA Pro Motocross season opener in Fox Raceway on Saturday, May 25th.

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